"Under God the People Rule"

Date Admitted:  1889 (40th) 
Capital:  Pierre 
Largest City:  Sioux Falls  
Population: 737,973 
State Song:  "Hail!  South Dakota!" 
State Bird:  Ring-Necked Pheasant 
State Tree:  Western White Spruce 
State Flower:  Pasque 
Nickname:  Mount Rushmore State 
State Constitution:  Adopted in 1889 
Official State Web Page:  South Dakota 
Department of Education:  Schools 
Electronic Library:  South Dakota 

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Links of Interest: 

News and Media 
   South Dakota Magazine  
   Groton Independent  
   South Dakota Public Broadcasting  
   National Weather Service 
      South Dakota 

Travel and Tourism 
   Rough Guide: South Dakota  
   South Dakota Tourism  
   About South Dakota  
   South Dakota State Signs 
      and Symbols  
History and Community 
   South Dakota Arts Council  
   South Dakota Humanities Council  
   History of South Dakota  
   South Dakota State Historical  
      Society and Office of History  
   Prairie Basin Wetlands  
      of the Dakotas  
   Badlands National Park  
   Black Hills National Forest  
   Buffalo Gap National Grasslands  
   Official Mount Rushmore  
   Wind Cave National Park  
   Custer State Park  
   South Dakota State  
      Parks and Recreation Areas  


            Adopted in 1992 

Elected Officials  
        William Janklow 
        Thomas Daschle 
        Tim Johnson 
        John Thume -- At Large