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... and by then the weather had cooled down a bit so we were more comfortable. Halfway home there was a Wild West shoot out with our train and the train robbers put on quite a show. Then out of the woods, a posse came to rescue the Sheriff. The guns were firing in every direction. At first some of the little ones were crying and holding their ears until they saw it was all in good ...
... a USA government-funded work.
At Crazy Horse there is so much to see inside a rambling expanse of buildings. You can walk through the sculptor's home and studio. There are large open rooms filled with cases of Native American art. Flags from all Native nations hang from the beams above. The memorial is a tribute to all native people across the US. Displays showcase the history of the memorial in all its phases, awards, tributes, and the ...
... other amazing thing we learned was that to separate the gold from the other minerals they used mercury. So the miners were sifting through everything, including mercury, all day and eventually got aggressive, and went bazonkers. Kind of makes you wonder if the loss of life and land of Natives was worth it all. I rather doubt it.
That night we stayed at a very out of the way, gorgeous campground on Iron Mountain bordering the Black Hills Park. ...
... legend says that two Native American lovers leapt off the rock to their deaths because they were forbidden to be together. It was a beautiful hike...cold, but beautiful.
I actually did another short hike that evening as I climbed a high hill looking above my campsite. I was hoping to find some good fire wood, but since I didn't I just kept climbing. I didn't bring my camera, but I saw some beautiful views of the setting sun.
What a day!!!!!!
... Rushmore which was federally funded, Crazy Horse is the work of one family. Korczack Kioloswki was commissioned by Chief Sitting Bear to create memorial to a short lived but noble chief Crazy Horse.
There is a scale model of what the final sculpture will be, and to date 8million tons of rock have been blasted away. It is the largest stone sculpture in the world, and the whole of Mt Rushmore would fit into the head alone. Crazy Horse is depicted pointing, he ...
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