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A Touching Tribute

It is not every day that you lose the Governor of a State but this moving Memorial in the Capitol... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
Skeney57
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Sydney, Australia
Stunning and beautiful

A memorial to Governor George Mickelson and 5 others who died in April of 1993 this is an... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Dawson L
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Pierre, South Dakota, United States
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

It is not every day that you lose the Governor of a State but this moving Memorial in the Capitol Grounds doesn't just pay tribute to Gov. George Mickelson but also to his ill fated 7 companions, State Employees , Business Leaders , the Pilot...More

1  Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 24 August 2016

A memorial to Governor George Mickelson and 5 others who died in April of 1993 this is an incredible life size statute. If you are on the grounds of the Capitol you must take a few minutes to visit this.

Thank Dawson L
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Just a lovely memorial, full of energy and vibrance. A similar statue is at Crazy Horse Mountain as well, if you wish to view it sometime. This was a beautiful addition to the lovely State Capitol grounds.

Thank B Alice T
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I think it's an excellent idea honoring the men of the plane crash in 1993...I may not have been alive yet, but still...

Thank Devin L
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Excellent sculpture to view on the outer boundaries of the South Dakota State Capitol Grounds. This is one area that must be seen by walking around the area.

1  Thank JAKIllinois
Reviewed 28 July 2015

To build a state from a wild territory takes passion, persistence and determination. This exquisite sculpture in memory of state leaders very accurately displays these characteristics.

Thank C0untryfan
Reviewed 24 July 2015

A memorial to the 5 men that died in a plane crash, including state governor. I was surprised I did not remember it, but when I looked at the date ... I was out of the country at the time. Powerful rendition of stallions.

Thank BlueBarron3
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I liked the memorial and took pictures all around. Neat in its purpose for commemorating the men who died in the crash.

Thank Clifford W
Reviewed 10 December 2014

This sculpture is very beautiful and exceptionally detailed. It was sculpted by Korczak Ziolkowski who started Crazy Horse memorial near Custer, South Dakota. I hope that Crazy Horse will be completed in my lifetime, but it is doubtful. T. Denny Sanford gave Crazy Horse $10...More

1  Thank Wayne A
Reviewed 18 September 2014

The sculpture was very impressive for it's detail. The setting was lovely. Learned something new from the story behind it.

1  Thank ladybug311
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