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Naval Ships and a Land-locked State

“While we are about as far away from an ocean as you can get, South Dakotans have a long history of service to the Navy,” said Senator Mike Rounds at the most recent christening of the USS Pierre. Indeed, beachfront property has little bearing on a ship’s name, and this Pierre is the third naval vessel in history named after the state’s capital.

February 2019 


Dakota's Dubious Dinosaurs

What other state, after all, can lay claim to having the world’s largest pheasant or even a gigantic fiberglass jackalope? Similarly, the Jurassic (and Cretaceous) giants stalking Rapid City’s Dinosaur Park have a hallowed place in the annals of South Dakota sculpture.

February 2019