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.Continue Reading
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
There is no agreed upon origin or date for the crack in the Liberty Bell. There are two largely apocryphal stories detailing how the bell came to be marred. The first theory sets the date of the damage in 1824 as the bell was used to commemorate the visit of Marquis De Lafayette. Some claim it cracked as it was wrung following the funeral of Chief Justice John Marshall, in 1835. Neither story cannot be independently verified, and remains conjecture.Full Answer >
Colt Python owners can identify the general date of their weapon's manufacture by checking for certain characteristics, such as the serial number sequencing and gun finish. The earliest gun models were handmade and many have no letters in the serial number.Full Answer >
Interesting facts concerning the Anasazi Indians include that they date back to about 2,000 B. C., they were skilled engineers and they are responsible for the cliff pueblos of the Southwest. They also built some of the first apartment buildings in the New World.Full Answer >
Some facts that kid might find interesting about the American flag include that the first American flag flew in 1777; the flag features the specific colors of red, white and blue; it has undergone several design changes since its debut, and is celebrated with a day of remembrance on June 14 each year, although only Pennsylvania recognizes this date as a legal holiday. The American flag flew upon the creation of the Flag Act, an Act of Congress, that required it to represent the 13 original colonies. Initially, the flag's face contained 13 stars on a blue background, and 13 stripes made of alternating red and white panels.Full Answer >