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21
July

About Luigi Del Bianco

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Luigi Del Bianco, an Italian Immigrant, played an important part in bringing to life a great American monument. This site was launched in 2009 in an effort to gain Luigi the recognition he truly deserves.

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6
July

CBS Evening News

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Hundreds of men worked on the iconic sculptures at Mount Rushmore. But Lou Del Bianco’s grandfather, Luigi, was the only chief carver trusted to sculpt the most significant details. And now, years after his grandfather’s death, Lou finally has secured for his grandfather the recognition he deserves. Anne-Marie Green reports.  

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15
April

New Book About Luigi

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Journalist Douglas Gladstone has written a wonderfully thought provoking book about Luigi entitled, “Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco”

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    “OUT OF RUSHMORE’S SHADOW” IS NOW IN ITALIAN!

    March 5, 2019
    Thanks to a wonderful Italian organization called Keep Point, my book about my Grandpa is now in Italian. Spread the word in Italia! https://www.amazon.it/Fuori-dallombra-del-Rushmore-riscoperta/dp/8890828633/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8&fbclid=IwAR0GP17bOnQfXNlO7oEqJWTWcv_OGpz1M4Xp6sZ7qQlKBjCy6RWeDo8U8q0

    MOUNT RUSHMORE HONORS LUIGI DEL BIANCO

    October 19, 2017
    On September 16, 2017, a plaque was unveiled to honor Luigi Del Bianco, the chief carver of Mount Rushmore. After 25 years of perseverance, grandson Lou Del Bianco and his family celebrated with great joy that this day had finally arrived. Here are highlights from the ceremony, which took place at the visitor center at […]