In the vicinity of Custer, South Dakota, you will find the ongoing work on the Crazy Horse Memorial. The project has been underway for nearly 70 years, and it has been slow going. The photo above was taken when we took a trip out west six years ago. You can click here to see how the monument looks today and what the finished product, carved in the round, will look like.
Although the Crazy Horse Memorial is largely unfinished except for the face of the legendary war chief, it is impressive, both in size and in concept. Richard and Russell found it more awesome than Mount Rushmore. I think part of the impressiveness is that although the huge project has taken decades and is still far from completion, no one is giving up. The project is moving forward and taking shape, step by step. In an age that seems to prize instant gratification and speed over everything else, you could call it a tribute to American stick-to-it-iveness.