Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
On February 6, 1911, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born to Nelle and John Reagan in Tampico, Illinois. He attended high school in nearby Dixon and then worked his way through Eureka College. There, he studied economics and sociology, played on the football team, and acted in school plays. Upon graduation, he became a radio sports announcer. A screen test in 1937 won him a contract in Hollywood. During the next two decades, he appeared in 53 films.
As president of the Screen Actors Guild, Reagan became embroiled in disputes over the issue of Communism in the film industry, his political views shifted from liberal to conservative. He toured the county as a television host, becoming a spokesman for conservatism. In 1966 he was elected Governor of California by a margin of a million votes; he was re-elected in 1970. Ronald Reagan won the Republican Presidential nomination in 1980 and chose as his running mate former Texas Congressman and United Nations Ambassador George Bush. Voters troubled by inflation and by the year-long confinement of Americans in Iran swept the Republican ticket into office. Reagan won 489 electoral votes to 48 for President Jimmy Carter.
Dealing skillfully with Congress, Reagan obtained legislation to stimulate economic growth, curb inflation, increase employment and strengthen national defense.
In 1994 Reagan announced that he suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. He spent the next ten years in seclusion and increasingly poor health until his death in 2004.
Famous Ronald Reagan Quotations:
"The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: "I am from the government and I am here to help.
"Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face."
"Government is not the solution to our problem, government
Location. 43° 30.824′ N, 96° 45.151′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of W 41st St and Western Ave. Touch for map. Located at the north doors of Scheels store. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux Falls SD 57105, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Children's Care Hospital & School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Department of Veterans Affairs (approx. 1.3 miles away); Columbus College (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old Yankton Trail and Stage Road (approx. 1½ miles away); AAUW Sioux Falls Branch (approx. 1½ miles away); Sioux Falls Municipal Band (approx. 1.8 miles away); Helen Gale McKennan (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 14, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.