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20 Interesting Facts About South Dakota

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Here are some interesting facts about South Dakota.

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South Dakota is also famous for its Sturgis Rally and Races. Report Abuse
More than 600,00 visitors and motorcyclists come from all over nation to participate in the 15 day event.
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Nine official Native American tribes live in South Carolina. Report Abuse
South Carolina was originally home to groups such as the Arikara, Sioux, and Cheyenne.
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If you like corn, don't forget to visit Mitchell. Report Abuse
Mitchell, South Dakota is the home of the world's only Corn Palace, a structure built with 3,500 bushels of ear corn.
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The first modern hot air balloon was created in the late 1950s in South Dakota. Report Abuse
And 60 plus years, we are still enjoying them!
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The Homestake Mine is the largest gold mine in the United States. Report Abuse
Fifteen of the nation's gold comes from this reserve.
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The first permanent settlement was established in 1817. Report Abuse
The location was Fort Pierre.
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South Dakota's state motto is "Under God the People Rule.” Report Abuse
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South Dakota is the 40th state. Report Abuse
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It took 14 years and one million dollars to create Mount Rushmore. Report Abuse
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South Dakota was part of the Louisiana Purchase. Report Abuse
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The name Black Hills is Lakota and means Paha Sapa or "hills that are black.” Report Abuse
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Laura Ingalls' sister Carrie Ingalls lived in South Dakota for most of her life. Report Abuse
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South Dakota is home to the Crazy Horse sculpture. The Crazy Horse mountain sculpture is 563 feet high and 641 feet long. Report Abuse
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Faith, South Dakota has one of the largest and most complete skeletons of Tyrannosaurus Rex. Report Abuse
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Sioux Falls was once known as the Divorce Capital of the Plains. Report Abuse
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Each year, Clark, South Dakota hosts the Mashed Potato Wrestling Contest. Report Abuse
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South Carolina is one of the major producers of honey in the United States. Report Abuse
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Lemmon, South Dakota has the world's largest petrified wood park. Report Abuse
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The highest point in the state is Harney Peak in the Black Hills (7,242 feet). Report Abuse
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South Dakota's nickname is the Mount Rushmore State. Report Abuse
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