Honoring Nick Clifford

Nick Clifford (L) and Carolyn Clifford pose with Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the many celebrities and visitors Nick met with over the years at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Nick Clifford, the last living Mount Rushmore worker, passed away November 23 at the age of 98. At 17, he was the youngest man ever hired to work at Mount Rushmore. In later years, he spent many summers at Mount Rushmore, giving visitors a firsthand account of building a Memorial that is known around the world and promoting his book, Mount Rushmore Q&A. Nick was a pioneer, and we will miss him. Rest In Peace. Our hearts go out to his wife, Carolyn, and his family.