Plaque hon­ors carver of Mount Rush­more

The Dallas Morning News - - Nation -

KEY­STONE, S.D. — The chief carver of Mount Rush­more who was re­spon­si­ble for re­fin­ing the ex­pres­sions on the faces of the mon­u­ment’s four pres­i­dents was hon­ored Satur­day with a plaque that rec­og­nizes his work.

Luigi Del Bianco was an Ital­ian im­mi­grant and stonecarver whose job in­cluded the chal­leng­ing tasks of sculpt­ing Jef­fer­son’s lips and Lin­coln’s life-like eyes. With the help of Del Bianco’s de­scen­dants, the Na­tional Park Ser­vice un­veiled a bronze plaque Satur­day in his honor.

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