SOUTH DAKOTA

The state is located in the mid-western region of the country. South Dakota is bordered by Wyoming, North Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Minnesota and Iowa. The land of south Dakota was first explored in 1743 by Louis-Joseph and François Verendrye who came from France in search of a pathway to the Pacific. The land of South Dakota was acquired by U.S. as part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and it was later explored by Lewis and Clark in 1804–1806. The land of Fort Pierre was the first permanent settlement which was established in 1817. After the European settlement in the late 1800s, South Dakota was inhabited by the Sioux Indians. Several Indian wars was triggered due to the gold rush in the Black Hills, which later ended in 1890 with the Wounded Knee Massacre act. South Dakota was then admitted to the Union in November 2 1889, becoming the 40th state to be created.

With over 77,116 square miles in land area, South Dakota is the 17th largest state in America. It is the 46th most populated state and 46th most densely populated state in the U.S with approximately 844,877 people in population.

South Dakota is known to be the second largest producer of sunflower seed and oil in the country. The state is also a leading producer of a lot of small grains, barley, oats, flaxseed, rye, sorghum and alfalfa.

Landmarks in South Dakota includes the Blood Run Site, this site is ancestral to many native American groups in the southwestern region; Mount Rushmore National Memorial, known to be one of the most controversial and recognized landmarks in the country, this landmark features the faces of Presidents Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Jefferson. Other Popular South Dakota landmarks are Ben Ash Historical Monument, Jewel Cave Campground, Yankton Indian Reservation, Badlands National Park, Fossil Cycad National Monument, Medary Monument, Wagner Historical Monument, Sisseton Indian Reservation.

Living in South Dakota can prove to be fun, as there are a lots of things to take pride about the state like values, food, environments. Living in South Dakota guarantees health issues assurance, as the state have some of the best medical centers in the country with great medical facilities. The state has locally produced beer and the state ice cold beer is awesome. South Dakota have a lot of shoreline than Florida. The people in the state are devoted and passionate about their work and also genuinely nice, so having your kids outside is nothing to be worried about and the state has always honored the native American day. South Dakota is rich in Agricultural products and this industry have helped feed the nation. The state is also reach in culture and history and most importantly beautiful.

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