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... They grow the corn until it eventually dies then harvest. I think a lot of it goes to stock feed and maybe some to food products.
After 8.5hrs driving through Illinois, Iowa and just crossing the border into South Dakota. We stopped and stayed the night in Sioux Falls just a random little town. The next day we drove another 7hrs to Mount Rushmore and spent our afternoon checking it out. Learnt a bit about Americas history and who's heads they actually ...
... on a horse. There was a good Indian museum on the grounds. After that we went to Mount Rushmore which has been vastly improved since I last saw it 40 years ago. The sculpture is the same of course but all new surrounds with all the history of how they were built it was informative to say the least. Over 400 men worked on the project during the depression and no one died. Guess what it was 20 degrees ...
A few nights ago we were woken about midnight by a ranger knocking on the van: "We're closing the campground because a bear has been seen, you don't have to leave but we recommend you go to the other camp 3 miles along the road" Actually we weren't totally surprised becasue when we'd arrived at the camp we'd been told a mother bear had broken into a car the previous night, then as we were cooking dinner the neighbour pointed out the HUGE ...
... Gary not so much!!!! lol
Today we went for a drive back over by Mt. Rushmore the road was called Iron Mountain Rd it was a very curvy and narrow and one section of the road is called the Pig tail and it just Spirals upward that was cool to drive on I have never been on anything like that it was a great way to end our time in Rapid City South Dakota now on over to Mitchel SD to the Corn Palace!!!!
... S. presidents at Mr. Rushmore are each 60 feet high. Once completed, Crazy Horse may be the world's largest largest sculpture. The kids also enjoyed seeing tepees and throwing their pennies into a wishing stream.
Ironically, the vision of designing and creating the Crazy Horse Monument arose from a man, Korczak Ziolkowski who had a dream to create Crazy Horse. Today, his wife and their ten children are carrying out their father's dream by ...