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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2010, file photo, the Crazy Horse mountain carving looks out to South Dakota's Black Hills near Custer, S.D. Crazy Horse was a famed Oglala Lakota warrior and leader who played a key role in the 1876 defeat of the U.S. Seventh Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in Montana. Work on the project had been going on since 1948.. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers)

Crazy Horse monument commemorates 65th anniversary

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Crazy Horse Memorial sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski was busy rough shaping the 219-foot-tall horse's head when he died in 1982, leaving his dream of honoring the Oglala Lakota warrior with a mammoth mountain carving in South Dakota's Black Hills in his family's hands.

Widow Ruth Ziolkowski knew she had to keep the work going, but she decided to shift the focus to completing Crazy Horse's 90-foot-tall face to boost interest and bring in more donations.

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