Lincoln Borglum Museum
This is what the monument was supposed to look like when completed. Gutzon Borglum was the sculptor from the start of the project. Gutzon spent much of the last two years of the project traveling and working to secure additional funding. While he was away his son, Lincoln Borglum, supervised the work on Mount Rushmore. In March, 1941, as a final dedication was being planned, Gutzon Borglum died in Chicago. This fact, along with the impending American involvement in World War II, led to the end of the work on the mountain. On October 31, 1941, Mount Rushmore National Memorial was declared a completed project.