It’s so bad, there’s 160 square miles alone devoted to a region called the “Badlands”. Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Sitting Bull called South Dakota their home. Laura Ingalls Wilder of Little House on the Prairie fame lived there; Tom Brokaw, former NBC Nightly News Host graduated high school in South Dakota; hundreds of dinosaurs roamed the Black Hills of South Dakota 125 million years ago; and thousands of motorcycle bad boys descent on Sturgis, South Dakota every August.
And of course South Dakota is home to four larger than life presidents, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt; and one Crazy Horse Indian still in progress (as in sixty-four years and counting).
What South Dakota lacks in population (a mere 814,000, or 10 people per square mile) she makes up for with the sheer breathing-taking beauty with her often desolate landscape.
My top ten photos hardly do justice when it comes to our 40th state in the union. You get what you pay for (we paid for two nights and three days) as we made our way to Colorado. Next time, a week minimum; so many places; so little time!
stunning, whimsical civic center is decorated inside and out yearly using more than 2,000 bushels of corn. Personally, Jim and I found this Moorish-looking monument to be a unique but slightly "corny" testament to man’s ingenuity.
where Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln are forever memoralized. Fortunately those 3 million visitors didn’t all show up the same day Jim and I did.