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... few people, in the 14 years it took to build). I’d been told that the Crazy Horse monument was better and although it’s grander in scale it’s not yet finished (our guide estimated another 20 years) and you can’t that close for a decent picture. We did see some wild antelope and bison in the Custer State Park but Cameron was more impressed at being able to feed the chipmunks on the Needles Highway. The local winery was a bit duff (there are a ...
... br> The Crazy Horse monument is privately funded and has been under construction since 1948. The original sculptor died in 1982 and his children have embraced the legacy. The face is complete and there is still a lot of work to be done. I would not be surprised if it takes until 2048 to be completed.
The scale is much larger than Rushmore, with all 4 President's head able to fit into Crazy Horse's head.
Another long day saw us finishing around 8.30 pm so pizza and bed!
We're already two months into our trip and in for some really hot weather today. After Pickleball we were soaked with sweat! We did take the motorbike for a back road ride down Neck Yoke, through Keystone and over Iron Mountain. We did get a few sprinkles of rain and when we looked down from the mountain into the valley you could see a layer of heavy humidity draped over the landscape. We headed down Playhouse Road to Rockerville ...
Day 20: 3058 miles
Friday, June 20
I left Vaclav's house in Billings early, and headed east on 90. First stop was the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, where I was just in time for a wonderful presentation on the history leading up to the big battle commonly known as "Custer's Last Stand." I learned that
Lt. Col. George A. Custer and 262 soldiers, scouts, and civilians attached to ...
... Black Elk was the second cousin of the Crazy Horse. Black Elk participated in the Battle of Little Big Horn at the young age of twelve, and was also at the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. The area known as the Black Elk Wilderness is considered to be holy ground to the Lakota Sioux. Harney Peak is known in some Plain Indian dialects as the "tall rock mountain in the center of the world. "It was easy to see why, it is a magical place.
I got an early start ...