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Mountain Carver

This story is based off the life of Korczak Ziolkowski, a polish sculpture. He was orphaned at a young age, won a worlds fair first place medal, worked on Mount Rushmore, fought in the war, and started the Crazy Horse Memorial. He went through a lot of trouble as a boy and was on his own by age 16. He worked to pay his way through college and eventually owned his own private sculpting business. When he won the worlds fair he caught the eye of Gutzon Borglum, a renowned sculptor and head of the Rushmore Project. His life after that became more of a personal struggle in which he had to follow his heart, no matter what other people criticized him of. That led him to start Crazy Horse and have a family with his wife Ruth, birthing one of the kids himself. He worked on the mountain till the day he died and his legacy is carried out by his children who work to finish Crazy Horse Memorial and run the subsequent indian museums on the land.

  • Hunter Simmons
  • Project Type:
    Student, Screenplay
  • Genres:
    Drama, Romance, Action, Bio-pic
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    United States
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Writer Biography - Hunter Simmons

Senior at Bentonville High School located in Bentonville, AR.

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