Interesting facts about South Dakota are:
  • Some facts where found at:
http://www.ask.com/bar?q=south+dakota%27s+major+cities&page=1&qsrc=2417&ab=0&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.kidport.com%2FRefLib%2FUsaGeography%2Ffacts%2FSouthDakota.htm
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_South_Dakota

  • The capial of South Dakota is Pierre.
  • Major cities include Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, and Brookings.
  • State abbreviation or postal code is either SD or S.D.
  • Mike Rounds is the governor of South Dakota and will be until 2011.
  • South Dakota has 1 U.S. Representative.
  • State nickname is the Mount Rushmore State.
  • State Motto is "Under God the people rule."
  • The American Pasqueflower became South Dakota's state flower in 1903.
  • Western Wheat Grass became South Dakota's state grass in 1970.
  • In 1990 Houdek became the state's official soil.
  • The Black Hills Spruce has been the state's official tree in 1947.
  • The highest point in the state is Harney Peak at 7,242 feet above sea level.
  • Lowest point is Big Stone Lake at 962 feet above sea level.
  • State song is Hail, South Dakota

Famous People from South Dakota:
Some facts were found from the website: www.50states.com
  • Sparky Anderson- baseball manager, Bridgewater
  • Tom Brokaw- TV newscaster, Webster
  • John James Exon- senator, Geddes
  • Myron Floren- accordionist, Roslyn
  • Joe Foss- governor, 1st Commissioner of the American Football League, Sioux Falls
  • Joseph Hansen- author, Aberdeen
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