There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes.
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more...

-Lord Byron

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a short period of wandering as an occasional interruption of regular work
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04 February 2017

the Crazy Horse Memorial

“He left everything so we can carry on his work, and that’s just what we’re going to do. We’re dedicated to that. His whole life would be wasted if the mountain carving and the humanitarian goals are not completed.”

-Sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski
Located in the heart of the Black Hills is the 27th highest mountain in South Dakota at 6,532 feet. These private lands are preserving the memory of the Oglala Indian Chief Crazy Horse, and the artifacts and history of all Native Americans.

Crazy Horse refused to be moved to reservation land, and was killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn. There are no known pictures of the enigmatic man. 
And so the legend grew.

No government funds are accepted for this continuing memorial, only private donations. Started in 1948, it is a awe inspiring monumental sculpture in progress.

If you would like to help contribute, please check out The Crazy Horse Memorial website.

If you go there and donate in person, you can take a piece of fallen granite from the sculpture. I have mine.