An Immigrant’s Contribution to Mount Rushmore Is Recogn

Jul 01, 2016 1750

Set in stone is supposed to mean immutable, but Luigi Del Bianco's determined descendants just now appear to be winning the official affirmation that the Italian-American from Westchester County deserved long ago for shaping one of the nation's most famous monuments.

"If being the chief carver at Mount Rushmore is not the American dream for an immigrant to these lands, what is?" said Douglas Gladstone, the author of the 2014 book, "Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco."

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