Black Hills adventure
Trip Start May 01, 2010
29Trip End May 29, 2010
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Little known fact: Borglum took on the Rushmore job as he was working on Stone Mountain near Atlanta
We made a brief stop to see the unfinished Crazy Horse memorial. The mountain carving was begun in 1948 by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski, who had worked on Mount Rushmore under Borglum in 1924. In more than 60 years, only the head of Crazy Horse has been completed. Borglum and his son and crew sculpted four presidents in 14 years.
Some great views today, and we saw a lot of wildlife, including bison, whitetail deer, a pronghorn antelope and a mountain goat – the latter walking right down the road.
Tomorrow: Devil’s Tower and Belle Fourche, S.D., the geographic center of the U.S.