as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, South Dakota saw its
first permanent at Fort Pierre in 1817.
1873, the Dakota Southern Railroad helped increase settlement of the region along
with, a year later, the discovery of gold in the Black Hills which brought prospectors
streaming into the territory.
the Black Hills are more famous for Mount
Rushmore in which the likenesses of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln,
and Theodore Roosevelt were carved by Gutzon Borglum beginning in 1927.
South Dakota Tourism - Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, Badlands National Park
Deadwood, and other historical & cultural attractions plus
information on outdoor recreation, pictures, event calendar.
Hills & Badlands Vacation Guide - What else to do after you've seen
Mount Rushmore, including guides to the areas national parks, scenic drives, waterfalls,
wildlife, recreational trails and trout fishing.
Area Chamber of Commerce - The capital city with information on its historical
attractions, hotels & restaurants, nightlife, boating & swimming facilities,
pictures, downloadable city map.