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North Sioux City in Union County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

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Inscription.  Created with its twin, North Dakota, 2 November 1889, its 77,047 square miles ranks 15th in size. Those square miles include: exceptional corn land in the SE, grass land in the W, wheat land in the N and productive land all over. Its lowest point, Big Stone, is 979 feet above sea level; its highest, Harney Peak, at 7,247 feet is the highest point in the U. S. A. east of the Rockies. The Black Hills "The American Alps" are scenically unsurpassed and are the richest "100 mile square" minerally in the world. Mt. Rushmore, "The Shrine of Democracy" is visited by hundreds of thousands annually. Its Badlands are weirdly beautiful and undeniably bad.

Annually it ranks in the first ten states in the production of wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye, grass, and cattle. Its Homestake Mine is the greatest gold producer in the western hemisphere.

South Dakota is "economically, physically, recreationally" a State of "infinite variety." Its economy is well balanced.

First visited by white men, Verendrye, in 1743, for
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a century it was a fur traders paradise with a most romantic history.

Its highways are well marked; roadside parks frequent; historic markers, such as this, are to be found therein and adjacent to historic sites.

Our motto "Under God the People Rule" is symbolic of life in South Dakota.

Welcome to our State.

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where Corn is King and a great State of the land. Famous for its highest percentage of first class agricultural land, its hog production and a pleasant and contented people.
 
Erected 1956 by South Dakota State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 649.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 2, 1889.
 
Location. 42° 31.541′ N, 96° 28.877′ W. Marker is in North Sioux City, South Dakota, in Union County. Marker is on Military Road north of River Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Military Rd, North Sioux City SD 57049, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the
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3. You Are Entering South Dakota Marker, from the southeast
crow flies. An American Treasure (approx. 2 miles away in Iowa); Prairies in the Hills (approx. 2.1 miles away in Iowa); Big Sioux River Valley (approx. 2.1 miles away in Iowa); Native Peoples of the Loess (approx. 2.2 miles away in Iowa); From Settlement to State Park (approx. 2.2 miles away in Iowa); Geology Wonders (approx. 2.2 miles away in Iowa); Grand Army of the Republic (approx. 3.7 miles away in Iowa); Prospect Hill (approx. 4 miles away in Iowa).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2022. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2022. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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