South Dakota State
South Dakota State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted South Dakota as the 40th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about South Dakota.
Date of Statehood:
November 2, 1889
775,933 (US Census 2005 estimate)
South Dakota leads the nation in the production of hay and oats, and ranks second among the states in the production of rye, flaxseed, and sunflower seed.
South Dakota is the nation's second leading producer of gold and the Homestake Mine is the richest in the U.S. Other minerals produced include berylium, bentonite, granite, silver, and uranium. Durable-goods manufacturing and private services have evolved as the drivers of the economy.
Mount Rushmore State
Under God the people rule.
American Pasque (Legislation of 1903)
Black Hills Spruce (Legislation of 1947)
Ring Necked Pheasant (Legislation of 1943)
Walleye (Legislation of 1982)
Honey Bee (Legislation of 1978)
Fairburn Agate (Legislation of 1966)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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