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Crazy Horse Memorial reaches milestone
Sioux City Journal ^ | November 25, 2003 | N/A

Posted on 11/25/2003 6:58:39 PM PST by RIGHT IN SEATTLE

Blocking out the 22-story high horse's head is the focus of drilling and blasting on the Crazy Horse carving in progress in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The nine-story high face of Crazy Horse was completed in 1998. (Photo courtesy of the Crazy Horse Memorial project)


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: clinteastwood; crazyhorse; scalping; westernfrontier
I think the original founder passed away a few years ago.
1 posted on 11/25/2003 6:58:39 PM PST by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: All
Crazy Horse
2 posted on 11/25/2003 7:00:41 PM PST by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE
best of luck to you and your freep! and don't forget to party afterwards.
3 posted on 11/25/2003 7:02:30 PM PST by cmsgop ( my cap's key got into a fight with a beer and lost)
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE

CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, S.D. -- A new milestone has been accomplished on the Crazy Horse mountain carving in progress in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Workers this month completed blocking out the upper half of the 22-story high horse's head on the world's largest sculpture.

Overall, Crazy Horse will be 563 feet high, 641 feet long and be carved in-the-round, according to a news release from the Crazy Horse Memorial project.

The mountain carving is the focal point of a nonprofit educational and cultural memorial honoring the North American Indian. The project is being continued by the wife and family of sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (1908-1982).

The 19-foot high horse's head has been the priority since completion of the nine-story high face of Crazy Horse on June 3, 1998, the memorial's 50th anniversary. The imposing granite face of Crazy Horse alone is the world's largest sculpted portrait.

"Reaching the halfway mark in blocking out the horse's head is one of our most dramatic milestones in the mountain progress," said Ruth Ziolkowski, president and CEO of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation. "That's because the horse's head presents unique engineering challenges. In most every way it is an unprecedented undertaking in terms of logistics, scale, goal and nonprofit financing."

She added that it will take longer to shape the lower half of the horse's head than the upper portion.

"The mountain is considerably wider in the lower areas, so blocking out there will take longer and cost more. To speed our slow but steady progress, we need increased support from individuals, foundations and corporations. They could help in many ways. Also important to our progress is continued support of the heavy equipment and explosives industries which have been generous in the past," she said.

Gifts to the nonprofit Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation are tax exempt under IRS guidelines. For more information about the memorial, visit the Web site -- www.crazyhorsememorial.org

4 posted on 11/25/2003 7:03:23 PM PST by newgeezer (Anybody know what sort of "Spell" is cast by clicking that new button?)
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE
I remember seeing this way back in the 70's. Nothing but a hole. My parents and I laughed about it. But its starting to look pretty darn impressive.
5 posted on 11/25/2003 7:04:46 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE
a really amazing sight to see in person. the story of crazy horse is interesting also. i definitely recommend visiting.
6 posted on 11/25/2003 7:05:43 PM PST by im4given
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...22-story high horse's head ... The 19-foot high horse's head has been the priority ...

Either that's a typo, or their "stories" are awfully small. (How about 190 feet?!)

7 posted on 11/25/2003 7:07:09 PM PST by newgeezer (Anybody know what sort of "Spell" is cast by clicking that new button?)
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To: Arkinsaw
Yep. I saw it when it was just a jagged profile.
8 posted on 11/25/2003 7:07:26 PM PST by GWfan
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE


...CUSTER's U.S. 7th Cavalry's 2nd Battle of the LITTLE BIG HORN =

...Vietnam's Battle of the IA DRANG-1965,

...only this time WE won.


http://www.lzxray.com



Signed:.."ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer / Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965

http://www.lzxray.com/guyer_collection.htm
(Photos)
9 posted on 11/25/2003 7:08:13 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE (Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 www.LZXRAY.com)
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To: newgeezer
I think it means that the horse is 22 stories high, while the horse's head is 19 feet high....

"22-story high horse's head" = head of the 22-story-high horse.
10 posted on 11/25/2003 7:18:30 PM PST by Tax-chick (It's hard to see the rainbow through glasses dark as these.)
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To: newgeezer
190 feet sounds right. There was a special about it on the Discovery Channel the other day. This thing is HUGE.
11 posted on 11/25/2003 7:21:01 PM PST by July 4th
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE
Living only 20 miles from the site, I have watched the progress of Crazy Horse Monument for about 30 years. Korzcak Ziolkowsky passed away several years ago, but his widow, Ruth, and several children have continued with his dream. They are doing an admiral job. They accept no government funding and rely totally on private donations and a small admittance fee to the site. There is so much more to see there than just the monument. The Indian museum is one of the best in the nation. On the drawing board are also plans for an Indian university and hospital on site. Most tourists come here to see Mt. Rushmore....but I suggest they add the Crazy Horse monument to their itinerary. It really is a "have to see". The gift shop is good too, if you are interested in Native American art and artifacts.

If any FReepers come this way, contact me. I'll give you a personal tour.
12 posted on 11/25/2003 7:30:42 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Arkinsaw
I was there a couple years ago. Stayed in Custer just a few miles down the road. The Crazyhorse Monument was one of the highlights of the trip. That and Sturgis.
13 posted on 11/25/2003 7:34:46 PM PST by South40 (My vote helped defeat cruz bustamante; did yours?)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
I'm going to take you up on that someday. I have always wanted to visit the Dakotas.
14 posted on 11/25/2003 7:49:08 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE
Maybe the Air Cav can do a fly-by for the dedication...:)
15 posted on 11/25/2003 7:59:32 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE
Bump.

I remember watching a film called "They Said It Couldn't Be Done" when I was in high school during the 70s. Lots of great original footage and then-contemporary interviews with the men who worked on the Hoover Dam, Golden Gate Bridge, and Mt. Rushmore projects. As an adjunct to the latter, the Crazy Horse site and early works were featured. It was nothing much at the time, but it looks to be astounding when it is finished.

16 posted on 11/25/2003 8:00:53 PM PST by Denver Ditdat
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To: I got the rope
Please do.............and I mean that.
17 posted on 11/25/2003 8:03:57 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Any idea of the amount of donations they get from Indian casinos?
18 posted on 11/25/2003 8:11:16 PM PST by cibco (Xin Loi... Saddam)
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Nope.....never have heard anything about that...but I wouldn't be too suprised to hear that they have contributed. It happens.
19 posted on 11/25/2003 8:42:43 PM PST by Rushmore Rocks
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Crazy Horse Memorial reaches milestone

Man, that's a long monument. How many miles long will it be when complete?

?;^T

20 posted on 11/25/2003 8:47:04 PM PST by Barnacle (Spell check is cool)
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
 

Just damn.

If you want on the new list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

21 posted on 11/25/2003 8:54:46 PM PST by mhking
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To: mhking
Just keep the Goddamned Taliban far away from it!
22 posted on 11/25/2003 9:06:29 PM PST by battlegearboat
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To: newgeezer
...22-story high horse's head ... The 19-foot high horse's head has been the priority ...

Either that's a typo, or their "stories" are awfully small. (How about 190 feet?!)

From www.crazyhorse.org/news/2003Fall/index.shtml:
"...The 219'-high horse's head has been the priority since completion of the nine-story-high face of Crazy Horse on June 3, 1998, the Memorial's 50th anniversary..."

23 posted on 11/25/2003 9:39:39 PM PST by RonDog
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To: cmsgop
Thank You,

Issaquaking, myself and one other Freeper braved the lonely Las Vegas Blvd.

A ratio of 300 to 1 on a personal level, it wasn't a pleasant sight.

All the protesters were union organised, (in this town if you belong to the union and you are not working...........you are worthless!) There is construction all around.

I need some help in reducing photo resolution from todays event. I can thumbnail or KING KONG PHOTOS.

photo courtesy of, RIS

To All

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Touch down in Las Vegas today November 25, 2003 (photo North view on East Sunset between Las Vegas Blvd. S and Eastern S.)


24 posted on 11/25/2003 9:48:01 PM PST by RIGHT IN SEATTLE
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...22-story high horse's head ... The 19-foot high horse's head has been the priority ...

Sounds like "Nigel" from "Spinal Tap" drew the diagram...


25 posted on 11/25/2003 10:05:51 PM PST by montag813
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i can't believe it--i had the same image--STONEHENGE--almost kicked over by 2 dancing dwarves!
26 posted on 11/25/2003 11:07:51 PM PST by drhogan
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ping
27 posted on 11/25/2003 11:12:20 PM PST by kayak (The Vast, Right-Wing Conspiracy is truly Vast! [JohnHuang2])
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To: Rushmore Rocks
I remember first seeing this in 1995, driving my professor's car from San Diego to Connecticut. I was really impressed with the story of this artist, especially the part where he stormed the beaches at Normandy...
28 posted on 11/25/2003 11:47:14 PM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Meega, Nala Kweesta!!!! Support Congressman Billybob! Go to www.Armorforcongress.com!!!)
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Thank you. I will take you up on that sometime before next fall.
29 posted on 11/25/2003 11:52:47 PM PST by Cool Guy (Why is my comment a big jumbled mess?)
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To: RIGHT IN SEATTLE
In the 80's I believe.
30 posted on 11/26/2003 6:00:49 AM PST by Bikers4Bush
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
Perhaps we should have a Tojo or Yamamoto memorial at Pearl Harbor, too.
31 posted on 11/26/2003 6:52:55 AM PST by Montfort
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