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“A very nice statue from one of the 2 great sculptors of SD !”

Reviewed 25 July 2012

As you will be visiting the South Dakota Capitol, do not miss this very nice statue of 2 fighting stallions, carved by Korczak Ziolkowski, one of the 2 great sculptors that worked in SD, the other being of course Gutzon Borglum who carved Mt Rushmore. Ziolkowski is especially known for designing, planning and starting (until his death) the carving work on Crazy Horse Memorial.
The Fighting Stallions Memorial stands on the ground of the South Dakota State House in honor of Governor George S. Mickelson who died in a plane crash along with 7 other people.

5  Thank Ben0844
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Nice statue but not a lot of explanation as to why these individuals were chosen to be honored

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Reviewed 7 June 2012

We just returned from South Dakota where we saw the Fighting Horses, Crazy Horse & Mt. Rushmore. Ben 0844 has the information wrong: The Fighting Horses was created by Korczak Ziolkowski who spent half his life working on Crazy Horse, NOT Mt. Rushmore. Mt. Rushmore was sculpted by Gutzon Borglum.

4  Thank Carol E
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

Located on the Capitol Grounds off Capitol Lake, this statue was built in memory of Governor George Mickelson and several other important South Dakota men who died in a tragic airplane accident in 1993. This is a beautiful statue of stallions fighting fiercely and bravely.

2  Thank SamanthaCR
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Reviewed 3 March 2012

I grew up in Pierre and remember distinctly when they built this. I was there for the memorial and sang with the Capitol City Children's Chorus to remember the former governor. I think it is beautiful and enjoy sitting by it. They put up some nice flower displays around it too along with the Capitol Lake right next to it. I enjoy it.

2  Thank darCfly
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