Custer SD, USA, nov 04 - nov 06, 2012

From Custer we visited two important monuments. The Crazy Horse Memorial is a mountain monument complex that is under construction in the Black Hills. The monument has been in progress since 1948 and is far from completion. If completed, it may become the world's largest sculpture. In 1929, Henry Standing Bear, a Lakota elder, initiated the project to honor Crazy Horse by writing to the sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, saying in part, "My fellow chiefs and I would like the white man to know that the red man has great heroes, too." The other monument we visited is the Mount Rushmore Memorial. Heads of four United States presidents are carved into granite: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. We spent quite some time exploring the two monuments and learning about their history. (With snippets from wikipedia.)

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