South Dakota

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South Dakota is part of the Midwest, and is on the northern Great Plains; it was the fortieth state to enter into the Union, on November 2, 1889. It entered the same day as North Dakota, but is considered to be second because of the alphabetical order. The state capital is Pierre, and the largest city is Sioux Falls. [1]

Acquired in the Louisiana Purchase, the region that is now South Dakota was originally part of the Dakota Territory, before being separated from North Dakota.

The state is bordered on the north by North Dakota, on the south by Nebraska, on the east by Minnesota and Iowa, and on the west by Wyoming and Montana. [2]

South Dakota is known for its Black Hills, the highest point of which is 7,242 ft at Harney Peak. The indigenous Indian peoples are the Dakota, Lakota and Nakota tribes, which make up the Sioux Nation. Lewis and Clark traveled through South Dakota in 1804 and 1806 on their journey to the West Coast. [3]


Retreat Potential Ranking Analysis of South Dakota by James Wesley Rawles





JWR’s combined Retreat Potential Ranking: 7 of 19. [6]

World War Three Target Structures

  • Primary Targets: Ellsworth AFB complex (Minuteman missiles, SAC bombers, entire area within a line connecting Albion, Montana to a point 10 miles north of Faith, Midland, point 10 miles south of Velvidere, Scenic, Sturgis, Spearfish, and along state line to Albion again).
  • Secondary Targets: none
  • Tertiary Targets: Rapid City, Sioux Falls.[6] p. 67 </ref>

NRA Grades Rankings of South Dakota

What the NRA Grades mean

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives

  • Kristi Noem (R) Grade: A, Status: Incumbent
  • Matt Varilek (D) Grade: AQ, Status: Candidate

NRA Grades - Rankings of South Dakota

What the NRA Grades mean

U.S. Senate

U.S. House of Representatives


  • Kristi Noem (R) Grade: A, Status: Incumbent
  • Matt Varilek (D) Grade: AQ, Status: Candidate

Elected Officials


  • Sen. Tim Johnson (D)
  • Sen. John Thune (R)
  • Rep. Kristi Noem (R)


  • Governor Dennis Daugaard (R)
  • Lt. Governor Matt Michels (R)
  • Secretary of State Jason Gant (R)
  • Attorney General Marty Jackley (R)
  • State Auditor Steve Barnett (R)
  • State Treasurer Rich Sattgast (R)

Famous Places in South Dakota

Other notable sites include:

  • Badlands National Park
  • Black Hills National Forest
  • Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
  • Black Hills Caves

State Facts

  • Population: 781,919 [7]
  • State Tree: Black Hills Spruce
  • State Flower: Pasque
  • State Animal: Coyote
  • State Bird: Chinese ring-necked pheasant
  • State Mineral: Rose quartz

Notable people from South Dakota

  • Tom Brokaw (Liberal NBC TV newscaster)
  • Hubert H. Humphrey (liberal former US Vice President 1965-1969)
  • Cheryl Ladd (Actress)
  • Mary Hart (TV talk show host)
  • Tom Daschle (former Senator) [8]

South Dakota is on the Nice State List, not the Naughty State List

The naughty list of Nanny States was established by polling TSP listeners [9]

Below is the list of gun grabbing Constitution violating, Oath-breaker liberal Democrat elitist[10] [11] states[12]:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Washington DC.

"The East Coast and West Coasts had the most liberal states including Vermont, Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Maine, California and New Jersey." [13]

See Also


  4. 144 word quotation: Fair Use Source: Rawles, James Wesley. Rawles on Retreats and Relocation. 1st. Clearwater, Idaho: The Clearwater Press, 2007. p. 86. Print. see James Wesley Rawles on Fair Use
  5. Recommended Retreat Areas accessed March 30, 2014
  6. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named survivalblog
  9. Accessed March 28, 2014
  10. Accessed March 29, 2014
  11. Accessed March 29, 2014
  12. Accessed March 29, 2014
  13. Accessed March 28, 2014

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