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State
    (November 2, 1889- )
    40th state to join
    Nickname: The Coyote State
    Capital: Pierre
    The Arikara and the Plains Native Americans inhabited the territory
    Size: 77,047 square miles (ranks 16th)
    Motto: Under God The People Rule
    Bird: Ring-Necked Pheasant
    Flower: American Pasque
    Tree: African-American Hills Spruce
    Song: Hail, South Dakota
    No one informed the owner of the Nystrom Bank that FDR closed all banks for a bank holiday, so they were the only U.S. bank to stay open.
    Motorcyclists converge in Sturgis every year since 1938 (except during two years of WW II).
    Temperature ranges from -58ºF (-50ºC) (February 17, 1936) to 120ºF (49ºC) (July 5, 1936).
    No one cared to settle there, even with the Homestead Act of 1862, until gold was discovered in the Black Hills (1874).
    The American Native American Movement occupied Wounded Knee in South Dakota (February 27, 1973).
    Two Native American villages, Wounded Knee and Sprained Ankle, are located here.
    More gold is mined here than in any other state.
    The TV series 'Dakotas' may have been set in South Dakota.
    Francois Verendrye buried a lead plate in 1743, it was found and proved the French were the first Europeans in South Dakota (1913).
    The largest population of Native Americans dwell in South Dakota, especially The Sioux.
    Mostly fur trappers wandered the area and there were no fixtures until the first trading post was built (1817).
    Gold prospectors of the 'Great Dakota Boom' kept coming until 1886.
    It's namesake, the battleship USS South Dakota is The first US ship to bombard Japan (July 14, 1945).
    For 2018, as of last week, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 19 Votes: 42.11% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 27 Votes: 40.74% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 80 Votes: 51.25% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 45.16% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 41 Votes: 53.66% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 54 Votes: 40.74% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 81 Votes: 50.62% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 157 Votes: 57.32% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 231 Votes: 53.68% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 295 Votes: 57.63% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 650 Votes: 52.92% Annoying
 
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