Ceremonial blast planned Thursday at Crazy Horse Memorial
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — A ceremonial blast is planned at the Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving in South Dakota's Black Hills.
The Thursday blast will memorialize the death of Lakota warrior Crazy Horse in 1877 and the 1908 birth of the late Crazy Horse sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski (KOR'-zhack jew-uhl-KUFF'-skee).
The blast is an annual tradition and is open to the public. Admission to the site is waived after 5 p.m. for people who bring three cans of food for a food drive.
There it is, Crazy Horse standing 6,532 feet tall. I think the sculpture is really cool and you should visit it if you get the chance. Crazy Horse is the 27th tallest mountain in all of South Dakota. The sculptor, Korczak Ziolkowski, designed Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse is expected to be done in 15 to 20 years, though Ziolkowski died when he was only 34.