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Gutzon Borglum

Gutzon Borglum Mustache

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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Whiskered Cliff – Mount Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore Mustache

I’m kind of bummed that it took me this long to realize that Mt. Rushmore is a whiskered cliff. Of course the mustached likeness of Theodore Roosevelt was carved into the granite cliff that is now known as Mount Rushmore