In The Shadow
of the Mountain
In this 40-minute special presentation for the entire family, storyteller Lou Del Bianco tells the story of his grandfather, Luigi Del Bianco, and his unique contribution to the carving of our nation’s greatest memorial, Mount Rushmore. Mr. Del Bianco uses authentic photos, maps and timelines to bring Luigi’s story to life. Ages 4 to adult.
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CHIEF CARVER LUIGI DEL BIANCO’S
GRANDSON PERFORMS AT MOUNT RUSHMORE
Lou Del Bianco portrayed his grandfather, Mount Rushmore Chief Carver, Luigi DelBianco at Mount Rushmore on July 3, 2011. The performance was held at Gutzon Borglum’s studio, where Luigi spent long hours with the great sculptor as they developed the plan to execute the carving. Many of the park rangers who experienced Lou’s performance, now include Luigi’s story in their daily walking tours.
After 70 years, the “story in the stone” will now be shared for years to come!