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    Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    This is unbelievable. I had no idea this has been in the works for decades. Personally I think it is very fitting.

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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    I was there about 12-15 years ago when I was growing up. Its really amazing. I remember something about being able to fit all four heads from Mt. Rushmore on Crazy Horses arm, just to give an idea of scale.
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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    They started in 1948 if I remember correctly. The face was finished in '98!! The progress is very slow because they only accept funding from the public - they declined a 10mil gift from the Feds decades ago. So if you go there buy something in the gift shop - that's a major ource of their revenue and funding. I have a coffee mug with a mountain on it that turns into the outline of the finished carving once you pour a hot beverage in it.

    The hole in the middle of the mountain was done first so they can move trucks through it. Funny thing, I have that same picture, same angle, same shot - much like every tourist in the world who's ever been there does I'm sure.

    It's only few miles up the road from Mt Rushmore. It dwarfs it in size. It's way cooler.
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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by myguitar View Post

    It's only few miles up the road from Mt Rushmore. It dwarfs it in size. It's way cooler.
    I was just there two weeks ago for business and drove up to Mt. Rushmore to check it out, I did not realize Crazy Horse was so close... crap

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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    The Egyptians would have knocked that little thing out in a week or two!
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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by ChopsJazz View Post
    The Egyptians would have knocked that little thing out in a week or two!


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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    the work was started by a polish immigrant-artist and was continued by his sons after his death. it is an entirely private-sponsored enterprise.
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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    I saw it when I was at 6th grade camp in the early 70's. We also saw Mt. Rushmore. I am glad to see that it is slowly progressing.
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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    I can't believe its been going on for so long! here must be a neat story behind all of this. Why did they not take the government money offered to them I wonder...
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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    i'd guess it would be sort of a 'betreyal'- Crazy Horse was an anti-government leader fighting/protesting continuous breaking of treaties with natives.
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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    Frankly what we did to the American Indians is really shameful. It's up there with slavery.
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    Re: Crazy Horse carved into mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by TURBO2GO View Post
    Frankly what we did to the American Indians is really shameful. It's up there with slavery.

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    I was at Mount Rushmore a few years ago and I knew about Crazy Horse but I did not know it was anywhere near MR. Guess I need to make another trip out there now.

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