Welcome to South Dakota ~ Great Faces. Great Places
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 44° 16.123 W 096° 27.177
14T E 703285 N 4904874
Quick Description: This Welcome Sign greets you immediately after you have crossed the Minnesota/South Dakota border travelling west on US Highway 14 from Lake Benton in Minnesota to Brookings in South Dakota.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 7/16/2013 1:10:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMHJNT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 5

Long Description:
From the NetState.com web site:

South Dakota is famous for the scenic wonders of the Badlands, the Black Hills, and, of course, Mt. Rushmore.

Prairie, grassland, and farmland cover 90% of the state, where buffalo once ranged in herds of thousands.

Dynamic historical figures like Lewis and Clark, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Sitting Bull, and General George Custer have all added to the colorful past of South Dakota. When Custer's military band found gold in the Black Hills in 1874, word of the discovery reached back east to Chicago, and the Gold Rush followed. By 1876, prospecting towns like Dead Tree Gulch exploded with fortune seekers lured by the glitter of gold.

Before it closed in 2002, South Dakota's Homestake Mine was the oldest, largest, and deepest mine in the western hemisphere and one of the largest gold producers in the United States. To find out more about the Homestake Mine, you can visit the Homestake Visitor Center, on West Main Street in Lead, South Dakota.

Type of community: State

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