Pictorial History of the Face
Public sentiment was skeptical that the Crazy Horse dream could continue without Korczak. Armed with the detailed books prepared by her husband; Ruth took the reins and directed Crazy Horse Memorial into a new era. After much contemplation, Ruth decided to shift the mountain carving efforts from the 219 feet high horse’s head to the much more manageable 87.5 feet high face of Crazy Horse. Had Ruth not made this decision the mountain carving you see today would be much different.