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Gutzon Borglum, already a famous sculptor, began work on Mount Rushmore in 1927 and his son, Lincoln Borglum, continued the carving of the presidents' faces in rock following his father's death in 1941.The work was halted due to pressures leading to the US entry into World War II and the massive sculpture was declared complete in 1941.

Although tourism sustained the city throughout the Great Depression of the 1930s, the gasoline rationing of World War II had a devastating effect on the tourist industry in the town, but this was more than made up for by the war-related growth.

In 1930, the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce sent a letter inviting Al Capone to live in the Black Hills.

Beginning in November 1963, the land for a hundred miles east, northeast and northwest of the city was dotted with 150 Minuteman missile silos and 15 launch command centers, all of which were deactivated in the early 1990s.

In 1949, city officials envisioned the city as a retail and wholesale trade center for the region and designed a plan for growth that focused on a civic center, more downtown parking places, new schools, and paved streets. Growth slowed in the 1960s, but the worst natural disaster in South Dakota history, the Black Hills Flood of 1972, led to another building boom a decade later.

Ellsworth Air Force Base is located on the outskirts of the city.

Camp Rapid, a part of the South Dakota Army National Guard, is located in the western part of the city.

The court decision offered money, but the Sioux declined on principle that the theft of their land should not be validated, and still demand the return of the land.

This land includes Rapid City, which is by far the largest modern settlement in the Black Hills. In the 1980s, growth was fueled by an increase in tourism, increasingly tied to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, followed by another decline in the late 1990s.

During the Cold War, missile installations proliferated in the area: a series of Nike Air Defense sites were constructed around Ellsworth in the 1950s.

In the early 60s the construction of three Titan missile launch sites containing a total of nine Titan I missiles in the general vicinity of Rapid City took place.

A square mile was measured off and the six blocks in the center were designated as a business section.

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