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Hail! South Dakota A great state of land, Health, wealth and beauty, That’s what makes her grand; She has her Black Hills, and mines with gold so rare, And with her scenery, No other state can compare.
In South Dakota, did you know Mount Rushmore had George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt’s head are carved into Mount Rushmore? South Dakota’s Nickname is The Mount Rushmore state.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Billy Mills Lewis/Clark Becky Hammon Hubert Hump hrey Norm Van Brocklin
South Dakota’s State sport is the Rodeo. Rodeo traces it’s roots to the old west when cowboys gathered after a cattle roundup and celebrated with entertaining competitions to showing off their horsemanship and roping skills. It’s fast- paced action When the cowboys get in the arena! They compete in categories such as calf roping,bull riding,steer wrestling and saddle bronc riding.
The Chinese Ring-Necked Pheasant is the state bird. It was introduced to South Dakota in 1898 and is easily recognized by it’s colorful imagery. It is also known for it’s delicious meat. Since it is primarily a Midwestern bird, pheasant is considered a delicacy in many other states.
The pasque is the state flower. It is also called the May Day flower. It grows wild throughout the state, and its blooming is one of the first signs of spring in South Dakota. A member of the buttercup family, the pasque is a small, lavender flower.
The state animal is the coyote, a natural predator of small game and rodents. The adaptable coyote hunts the open prairies and fields over the entire state, but occurs in greatest numbers along the Missouri River, its tributaries and in the Black Hills.
The Black Hills spruce, a member of the evergreen family, is the state tree. The pyramid-shaped tree has short, blue-green needles and slender comes.
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Who made the book series “The Little House On the Prairie”? 1. Michael Jackson 2. Matt Damon 3. Adam SandlerAdam Sandler 4. Laura Ingalls WilderLaura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder was born in 1867 in a log cabin described in Little House in the Big Woods. As her classic Little House books tells us, she and her family traveled by covered- wagon trip with their daughter, Rose, to Mansfield, Missouri. There Laura wrote the classic Little House books and lived until she was ninety years old From the readers point of view however, she lives forever as the little pioneer girl in the classic Little House books.
Becky Hammon Becky Hammon is a basketball player for the New York Liberty. She is their guard. She is 5 feet 6 inches. She was born on March 11, 1977. Becky has an older brother, Matt and an older sister, Gina. She has a golden retrieve named Trey and two rabbits named Grant and Griffey. She enjoys hunting, fishing, water sports, playing softball and recreational football, and going dancing, she also enjoys singing,and playing drums. She supports the group smart. This program helps elementary students become involved in the community. She majored in exercise and sports and science at Colorado University. She graduated in 1999.
Billy Mills In 1964 Billy Mills stunned spectators in one of the worst upsets in Olympic history, when, is virtually unknown, he outran the competition in the last 100 meters of the 10,000- meter race and took home the gold metal. He was born in June 30, 1938 in Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He was not only the first of America to win that event but during that time he made history with all his results he received serves as the national spokesperson for the aid organization Running Strong for American Indian Youth. The movie Running Brave is based on his life story.
Norm Van Brocklin One of the greatest opening day performances came in 1951 when Hall of Fame quarterback Norm Van Brocklin of Los Angeles Rams threw as a quarterback for a record 554 yards. The mark still stands as the greatest single passing effort in National Football League history.Van Brocklin received the start that day when veteran Bob Waterfield, also a member of the Hall, was injured. The two quarterbacks were entrenched in a cautious and crazy battle for the starting role. The “Dutchman,” as Norman was nicknamed, made the highest of his chances. He had more than 27 -41 perfect passes and tossed 5 touchdowns which went to fellow Hall of farmer Elroy “Crazy legs” Hirsch-en route to a easy 54-14 win, beating the New York Yanks.
Pierre Marble balustrades, imitation marble pillars, stained glass skylights and mosaic floors lavish the rotunda of South Dakota’s state capitol in Pierre. Today, this striking limestone structure looks much as it did when it was completed in 1910 and is one of the most fully restored state capitols In the United States.
Lewis/Clark Lewis & Clark Expedition from St.Louis to the Pacific. The expedition passes through South Dakota twice. While camped near the mouth of the Bad River in 1804. This was the first time the U.S flag was flown in South Dakota.
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Hubert Humphrey A Senator from Minnesota and a Vice President of the United States; born in Wallace, Codington County, S.Dak., May 27, 1911; attended the public schools of Doland,S.Dak., where his family moved; graduated from Capitol College of Pharmacy, Denver, Colo., 1933 and the University of Minnesota 1939; earned a graduate degree from Louisiana State University 1940; pharmacist with Humphrey Drug Co., Huron, S.Dak., Louisiana State University 1939- 1940 and University of Minnesota 1940-1941; State Director of war production training and reemployment and State chief of Minnesota war service program 1942; assistant director, War Manpower Commission 1943; professor in political science at Macalester College (Minn) 1943- 1944; radio news commentator 1944- 1945; mayor of Minneapolis 1945- 1948; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954, and 1960 and served from January 3, 1949, until December 29, 1964, when redesigned to become Vice President; Democratic whip 1961 - 1964; known in the Senate as “the Happy Warrior”; chairman, Select Committee on Disarmament ( Eighty- Fourth and served from January 20, 1965, until January 20, 1969; unsuccessful Democratic nominee for President of the United States 1968; resumed teaching at Macalester College and the University of Minnesota 1969- 1970; chairman, board of consultants, Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corp.; elected in 1970 to the United States Senate; reelected in 1976 and served from January 3, 1971, until his death in office; the post of Deputy President pro tempore of the Senate was created for him and he held it from January 5, 1977, until his death in Waverly, Minn., January 14- 15, 1978; chairman, Joint Economic Committee (Ninety- Fourth Congress); unprecedented sessions of the House and Senate
Trivia Who is an athlete of my state? 1. Becky HammonBecky Hammon 2. A CameraA Camera 3. EinsteinEinstein 4. Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
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Walleye The walleye is the state fish, as well as the well sought- after game fish in South Dakota. National sportswriters who have fished the Missouri River reservoirs and the Glacial Lakes now proclaim South Dakota the “Walleye Capital” of America.
Fairburn Agate The state gemstone is the Fairburn Agate, a semiprecious stone first discovered near Fairburn, S.D. The stone is found primarily in an Area extending from Orella, Neb., to Farmingdale, S.D. It is used in jewelry and is a favorite of rock collectors.
were held in his honor in October 1977, when he was gravely ill; lay in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, January 14- 15, 1978; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.; after his death, he was awarded the presidential Medal of Freedom on June 9, 1980.
Attractions The Badlands takes you back in time. The 1880 Town is an authentic 1880 to 1920 era town from buildings to their contents. The displays and buildings range from Indian relics from from the 1870’s to the fourteen- sided barn built in 1919. Town Open daily May thru October.
The triceratops, a horned dinosaur of the late Cretaceous period ( approximately 68 million years ago), is the state fossil. It was a vegetarian- eating dinosaur and used its horns for defense. Discovered in Harding Country in 1927, the skeleton is now on display in the museum of Geology in Rapid City.
The South Dakota flag features the state seal surrounded by a golden blazing sun in a field of sky blue. Letters reading “South Dakota, The Mount Rushmore State”– the official state nickname – are arranged in a circle around the sun. The official pledge to the state flag is: “ I pledge loyalty and support to the flag and state of South Dakota, land of sunshine, land of infinite of variety.” The pledge to the flag and to the state may not preempt, replace or be recited before the pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United states. Press the space button to let it type. Press it and it will type By sentence but you have to Press it.
The state seal serves as a symbol of life in South Dakota. It depicts the state’s diversity of commerce and resources: farming, ranching, industries, lumbering, manufacturing and mining. It bears the motto: “ Under God the People Rule.” The seal was adopted in 1885, four before the state was admitted to the Union.
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