Carving Maintenance

Mark Lassiter of Highlands, North Carolina is Stone Mountain's carving maintainer. He performs inspections, repairs, and cleaning, paying special attention to the carving's ten patches.

Mark Lassiter is a highly experienced climber and caver. He is a friendly man who works hard and loves music. A retired geologist, Mark graduated from Emory University in 1973.

Here Mark and his son are cleaning lichen from Jefferson Davis' horse, Blackjack.