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Mount Rushmore carver Luigi Del Bianco works on Thomas Jefferson's lip in this historic photograph. (Photo courtesy of Lou Del Bianco)

New book seeks to credit chief carver of Mount Rushmore

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Every year, nearly 3 million people visit South Dakota's most iconic landmark, Mount Rushmore.

But the man who gave life to the Black Hills' most famous faces, Luigi Del Bianco, still hasn't received the credit he deserves, a new book contends.

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"Del Bianco may not be a household name, but it should be," Douglas Gladstone wrote in an email interview with The Daily Republic.

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