Gutzon Borglum

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Gutzon Borglum is the sculptor famous for designing Mount Rushmore. Then his story gets bleak. “A child of polygamy. His father, Jens Møller Haugaard Børglum, had two wives when he lived in Idaho—Borglum’s mother and his mother’s sister, his father’s first, legal wife. His father decided to leave Mormonism and to go back to Omaha, where polygamy was illegal and taboo. He decided that Gutzon’s mother would be cast out of the family and never spoken of again.”

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