On November 1st,
2014, the State of South Dakota hosted three different
events to help celebrate the 125th Anniversary of becoming a
state. These galleries contain photographs from these
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Photos by Keith Hemmelman
2014 statues will
Robert Vessey by Lee Leuning & Sherri Treeby
- Governor Peter
Norbeck by James Michael Maher
George S. Mickelson by James Michael Maher
These three statues will be unveiled on Nov. 1, 2014 in the state Capitol building, Pierre. This event will help commemorate South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood.
Statues to be completed in 2015
- 25th Governor Richard Kneip by Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby
- 18th Governor George T. Mickelson by John Lopez
- 4th Governor Charles Herreid by James Michael Maher
South Dakota 125th: The amazing life and tragic death of Governor Arthur Mellette
www.ksfy.com Brian Allen.
Tonight we continue our nearly year long coverage of South Dakota's 125th year of statehood.
South Dakota's first governor was named Arthur Mellette.
When we first started working on this story, we thought we were just learning about a leader.
What we found as well: a love story....that came to a tragic end.
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||Steve Beck of Beck Motors presents a
$17,000 check for the Governor Michael Rounds statue
which will be completed at a later date to Stephanie Judson
of the South Dakota Community Foundation.
Exploring The "Trail of Governors"
In Pierre, a group of volunteers is trying to get a project off the ground.
It involves all the men who have served as governor of South Dakota and finding a way to honor their contributions in a way that will allow all of us...and future generations...to learn about the leaders of our state.
Continued on KSFY.com
Statues to Honor SD Governors
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