The Crazy Horse Memorial has no expected completion date. The Ziolkowski family and the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation cite financing, weather and engineering challenges as reasons that a date cannot be set.Know More
Korczak Ziolkowski began sculpting the mountain on June 3, 1948. When finished, the carving is expected to be 563 feet high and 641 long. Crazy Horse's head is 87.5 feet high and his horse's head is 219 feet high.
The Crazy Horse Memorial is not a literal likeness of Chief Crazy Horse. Instead, the sculpture represents an American Indian hero and the spirit of the Lakota people. The monument sits between Hill City and Custer in the Black Hills of South Dakota.Learn more about US History
The main line of the transcontinental railroad linking the east and west coast of the United States was completed in Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869. The project began with the signing of the Pacific Railroad Act in 1862, and took more than 6 years to complete.Full Answer >
Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States, and he was arrested while serving as president for running down an old woman while on horseback. Pierce was never convicted of a crime connected to the incident, due to what the courts described as insufficient evidence. Though this incident is merely a historical blip, Pierce is reported to have a shaky safety record with horses in other areas, including an incident during the Mexican-American War in which he was pinned down by his horse, which was a major embarrassment for Pierce.Full Answer >
The riderless horse in John F. Kennedy’s funeral procession was named Black Jack. The horse was born on Jan. 19, 1947 and was named after General John “Black Jack” Pershing.Full Answer >
Crazy 88 is a financing network that cooperates with automotive lenders and dealers nationwide to assist individuals with credit problems to purchase motor vehicles, states Focus Inc. Crazy 88 advertises that customers who make $88 down payments and pay $88 dollars monthly can buy their desired vehicles.Full Answer >