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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.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.The rebuilding in part insulated Rapid City from the drop in automotive tourism caused by the Oil Embargo in 1974, but tourism was depressed for most of a decade.In 1978, Rushmore Mall was built on the north edge of the city, adding to the city's position as a retail shopping center. Sioux Nation of Indians, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Federal government of the United States had illegally stolen the Black Hills from the Sioux people when the government unilaterally broke the treaty that guaranteed the Black Hills belonged to the Sioux.The city benefited greatly from the opening of Rapid City Army Air Base, later Ellsworth Air Force Base, an Army Air Corps training base.As a result, the population of the area nearly doubled between 19, from almost 14,000 to nearly 27,000 people.
Its location on the edge of the Plains and Hills and its large river valley made it the natural hub of railroads arriving in the late 1880s from both the south and east.
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.
Military families and civilian personnel soon took every available living space in town, and mobile home parks proliferated.
Rapid City businesses profited from the military payroll.