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South Dakota governor says Ziolkowski's legacy will be long-lasting

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the legacy of Ruth Ziolkowski "will be as lasting as the stone her family has carved for decades."

Ziolkowski carried on her late husband's dream of honoring American Indians by carving the likeness of warrior Crazy Horse into South Dakota's Black Hills. She died Wednesday in Rapid City, at age 87.

Daugaard and U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson credited Ziolkowski for leading the Crazy Horse Memorial project for more than 30 years, after the death of Korczak (KOHR'-zak) Ziolkowski.

Ruth Ziolkowski will be buried at the base of the mountain next to her husband. Daugaard has requested that flags be flown at half-staff statewide on the day of her funeral, which hasn't been announced.

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