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Philanthropist pledges $10 million to Crazy Horse carving

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South Dakota philanthropist T. Denny Sanford has pledged a $10 million matching grant to speed work on the mammoth Crazy Horse Memorial mountain carving.
 
       The gift announced Thursday follows a $10 million matching pledge he made in 2007 that helped raise another $10 million for the ongoing project in South Dakota's Black Hills.
 
       Work on the carving has been going on since 1948. While Crazy Horse's face had been peering across the southern Black Hills since 1998, Sanford has said he wants to see work on the famed Oglala Lakota leader's horse completed in his lifetime.
 
       Sanford says he's pleased with the progress being made toward achieving that goal.
 
       Memorial President and CEO Ruth Ziolkowski says Sanford's gift has made ``all the difference in the world.''

 

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