Travelers drawn to cemeteries are welcome at Keystone’s Mountain View Cemetery, a nicely-tended resting place on the west side of town. Just follow Cemetery Road. This is the only cemetery with a view of Mount Rushmore. A handcrafted wrought iron fence separates gravesites from the surrounding pines. Miners, cowboys and Mount Rushmore carvers are buried there, including a colorful character who claimed to have survived Custer’s Last Stand even though he was born 20 years after it occurred. Carrie Ingalls’ husband David Swanzey is among the resting. He was a miner who promoted the concept of Mount Rushmore. Carrie is buried at the Ingalls family plot in De Smet. Visitors are welcome, but please remember to be respectful, especially when mourners are present.
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