My South Dakota Book - Hometown Snapshots (2015)

 

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The My South Dakota Book is used in the fourth grade curriculum when students learn about their state's history.

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My South Dakota Book Hometown Snapshots ctive Road Trip Photo Book Connecting South Dako ta’s Comm unities Driving Da kota Your Intera My South Dakota Book Sout h Da kota Cap itol ro Dakota c ps kies Prairie s

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South Dakota Capital: Pierre Area: 75,884 sq.miles Population: 853,175 Motto: “Under God the Pheasant — state bird Flower: Pasque Dessert: Kuchen Sport: Rodeo Seal: Adopted 1885 Insect: Honey Bee Song: “Hail, South Dakota” People Rule” 1889 Statehood: November 2, Bird: Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant Animal: Coyote Pasque — state flower rt Kuchen — state desse State seal Coyote — Rodeo — state sport Photos by South Dakota Tourism state anim al

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Facts & Information Fish: Walleye Fossil: Triceratops Mineral: Rose Quartz Gemstone: Fairburn Agate Greeting: “How Kola!” Highest Point: Harney (Hello, Friend!) Peak (7,242 feet) — Walleye state fish Lowest Point: Big Stone Tree: Black Hills Spruce Nickname: Mount Rushmore State Soil: Houdek Jewelry: Black Hills Gold Lake (962 feet) Slogan: “Great Faces. Great Places.” Tricerato ps — sta te fossil Black Hills Gold — state jewelry Black Hills Spruce — state tree State flag te mineral Rose Quartz — sta

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Preface Published by: SDN Communications® When people need to get across South Dakota, they drive their cars on highways. When businesses need to send emails, use the Internet, or send other electronic information across the state, they use the Information Superhighway. SDN Communications and its owners—the 17 independent telephone companies of South Dakota—make up that electronic highway with their 30,000+ miles of fiber optic cable. That Information Superhighway connects the people of South Dakota to the world. With My South Dakota Book, SDN Communications and its member companies hope to connect students with their state and all the pleasures it has to offer. S outh Dakota is a connected community. As both friends and neighbors, South Dakotans know how important it is to stay in touch with their heritage and each other. No one understands this more than SDN Communications and its owners—the 17 independent telephone companies of South Dakota. That’s why we’re proud to present South Dakota’s students with My South Dakota Book: Hometown Snapshots. The areas featured in this book highlight the member communities of South Dakota’s independent telephone companies. We believe this book will teach students about the lifestyle, culture, and livelihood of the towns in South Dakota we call home.

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We hope this book will be a valuable tool to connect students to South Dakota’s communities and each other. fall pheasant hunt Central West Region Northeast Region Region Southeast Region Bear Butte State Park Sturgis M otorcyc le Rally Photos by South Dakota Tourism

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Table of tipi structure bison woolly s heep How to Use this Book................................. 1 About Me...................................................2-3 Southeast Region...................................4–21 Sioux Falls: Rest Area........................6-7 Brandon...............................................8-9 Beresford........................................ 10-11 Dakota Dunes................................ 12-13 Mitchel............................................ 14-15 Woonsocket.................................... 16-17 Spencer........................................... 18-19 Garretson........................................ 20-21 Northeast Region................................ 22-39 Brookings....................................... 24-25 Watertown: Rest Area.................. 26-27 Clark................................................ 28-29 Stockholm...................................... 30-31 Webster........................................... 32-33 Sisseton........................................... 34-35 New Effington................................ 36-37 Aberdeen........................................ 38-39 Central Region.................................... 40-59 Ipswich............................................ 42-43 Mobridge......................................... 44-45

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Contents Faulkton.......................................... 46-47 Highmore........................................ 48-49 Chamberlain.................................. 50-51 Platte............................................... 52-53 Presho............................................. 54-55 Pierre: Rest Area........................... 56-57 Eagle Butte..................................... 58-59 West Region......................................... 60–77 Lemmon.......................................... 62-63 Bison/Buffalo................................. 64-65 Faith................................................. 66-67 Wall.................................................. 68-69 Rapid City: Rest Area................... 70-71 Hot Springs.................................... 72-73 Pine Ridge....................................... 74-75 Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument: Rest Area.................. 76-77 Conclusion........................................... 78-79 Fun Facts.............................................. 80–87 Activities.............................................. 88-97 Traditions............................................. 98-99 Glossary.............................................100–103 Sources............................................ 104-108 bean field Sioux Em pire Fair bald eagle

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Introduction patriotism I l ria r Memo a t S e lu B y Highwa n the next few pages, we’ll explore your state — South Dakota. By traveling around the state you’ll learn that heritage, family, and tradition connect South Dakota’s residents and make the state great. From the early Indians to today’s residents, people from all over the world have come to South Dakota to farm, ranch, and enjoy life. My South Dakota Book: Hometown Snapshots is filled with interesting facts about cities in South Dakota. Connect with these communities as you read about what each city has to offer. These towns may not be large in size, but they are rich in culture and community, making them important parts of our state. sunny South Dakota

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How to Use H ow to use this book: beautif ul sunse t You probably already know much about South Dakota’s largest communities either from reading about or visiting them. So on this literary road trip, we’re making the larger cities “Rest Areas” for a quick stop full of fun facts you maybe didn’t know. All “Rest Areas” have blue pages. Most of this reading journey will concentrate on the best kept secrets of South Dakota—our small towns. In this book, they’re organized by region and color. The colored bar on the right side of the page will indicate the town’s region. history still sta nding Color-coded guide to using this book: Blue = Rest Areas Pink = Southeast Region Purple = Northeast Region Yellow = Central Region Green = West Region 1

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About Me fami ly ad vent ures My South Dakota Book: Hometown Snapshots 1.) This book belongs to: 2.) I am years old. 3.) I attend this school: 4.) My address is: City: County: State: ZIP Code: Country: 5.) Date Received: on t boating he rivers Hot Springs sc enery 2 Photos by South Dakota Tourism

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7.) My teacher’s name: 8.) My favorite subject: 9.) My hobbies: 10.) I like to travel with these people: winding river Place yo school ph ur oto here! 11.) I have visited these South Dakota cities: fishin’ bud dies 3

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Southeast Region e’ll begin our South Dakota journey in the Southeast region. Lewis and Clark first explored this section in 1804. Some people would even say this region marks the state’s birthplace. This area was the first in the state to have railroads and concrete highways. The first capital of Dakota Territory was located in Yankton. Plus, the state built many of the first colleges and universities here. Today many residents of the Southeast live in Sioux Falls, but many other communities here have great things to offer. Let’s start our road trip from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota! W windmill in a field Place your here! own photo trip My own road to Sioux Falls 4

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beyond the book Look Southeast Region Southeast Region 1.) How do you think Lewis and Clark described South Dakota in 1804? 2.) Why do you think citizens chose Yankton to be the capital of Dakota Territory? My South Dakota Book Road Trip Tracker W N S E Southeast Region 5

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Rest Area Sioux Falls St. Joseph Cathedral S ioux Falls Facts: • Over 159,908 people live in Sioux Falls, making it the largest city in South Dakota. • The waterfalls in Sioux Falls formed nearly 14,000 years ago. Falls Park is now one of the most visited attractions in the state. • At the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science you can visit the Kirby Science Discovery Center, the Visual Arts Center, the Husby Performing Arts Center, or watch a movie in the Wells Fargo CineDome Theater. • Interested in animals? Visit the Great Plains Zoo and Sertoma Butterfly House! Fa lls P ark a Washington P vilion 6

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beyond the book Look Southeast Region 1.) Name the two major interstates that cross paths at Sioux Falls: 2.) Look on a map. Find the route from your house to Sioux Falls. How many miles is it? Population: 15 9,908 Land area: 73.4 sq. miles Counties: Minne haha & Lincoln Sioux Falls My South Dakota Book Road Trip Tracker W N S E M ota innes u Aven e Sioux Falls • 7

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