South Dakota Flag

Flag of South Dakota

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.

South Dakota Page

South Dakota was the 40th state to join the union.
It was settled in 1859 and entered the union on Nov. 2, 1889.
The state capitol is in Pierre.

Their nickname is: Mount Rushmore State
Their motto is: Under God the people rule
Origin of state's name: South Dakota is the land of the famous Sioux or Dacotah Indians. Dakota Territory and later
South Dakotans were named for the tribe.

Below is a list of some of the ciites we have visisted during our trip(s) to South Dakota

Pierre Sioux Falls

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Page last updated August 2014.