Historical Letters and Legislation

South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson.
South Dakota State Historian Doane Robinson.

National Park service.

South Dakota State Historian, Doane Robinson, was the first to contact Sculptor Gutzon Borglum in 1924 to talk over the idea of a mountain carving in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Read Doane Robinson's letter to Gutzon Borglum.
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum.

Charles d'Emery

Read Sculptor Gutzon Borglum's reply telegram to Doane Robinson.

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