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BREAKING: Ruth Ziolkowski dead at 87

Published: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Crazy Horse Memorial matriarch Ruth Ziolkowski, who for years carried on her late husband's dream of honoring Native Americans by carving the massive likeness of warrior Crazy Horse into a mountain four miles north of Custer, has died. She was 87.

Ziolkowski died Wednesday night in Rapid City.

Check back next week for a full story on Ziolkowski's life and her impact on the mountain and those around her.

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