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|When they scrapped USS South Dakota in 1962, Sioux Falls couldn't get the whole battleship into landlocked South Dakota. So they salvaged what parts they could, poured a foot-high concrete outline onto the ground in Sherman Park along the banks of the Big Sioux River, and combined the pieces into a minimalist pseudo-replica. |
The USS South Dakota was in every major battle and the...
|Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) is the state's only maximum security prison with an inmate population of 5,108.||11/21/2005||599|
|In the spring and summer of 1876 the United States Government launched a military campaign upon a portion of the Sioux and Cheyenne Indians, who refused to live within the boundaries of the Great Sioux Reservation. They chose to continue their traditional nomadic way of life. The campaign was initiated when a Government ultimatum to return to the Great Sioux Reservation, in South Dakota, by Jan...||08/05/2005||899|
|The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) located in Lincoln, Nebraska is the oldest state correctional facility in Nebraska, opening in 1869.||11/22/2005||991|
|The Washington State Penitentiary is the largest correctional institution in the state.||11/21/2005||537|
|Opened in 1829 as part of a controversial movement to change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor," Eastern State Penitentiary quickly became one of the most expensive and most copied buildings in the young United States. From 1929-1930 the fammous Chicago gangster Al Capone resided here for eight months.||03/25/2006||623|
|Numerous historic bombers, fighters, utility aircraft, and missiles are on display here. The museum is located at the Ellsworth Air Force Base near Box Elder, South Dakota.||08/26/2007||932|
|Absolute Hands down the bast by far! The best guide for hunting and fishing in central South Dakota! Next to the Missouri river in South Dakota. ||01/19/2006||715|
|Angel Falls is the Longest free fall of water in the world.|
At 979 meters high, it is 15 times higher than Niagara.
Angel Falls is located in the Guayana highlands, Venezuela.
The falls are named after Jimmy Angel, a bush pilot who first saw the falls in 1933 while searching for a gold ore bed.
The tallest non permanent waterfall in the world is the Catira which is f...
|Ellsworth AFB is an Air Force installation roughly 11 kilometers northeast of Rapid City, South Dakota.|
It is home to the B-1B bomber, and is being upsized due to the 2005 BRAC (Base ReAlignment and Closure) Bill. On a funny note, in 2004, some pilots from Northwest Airlines landed there instead of the Rapid City Airport.
At the time of writing, it is in Low Resolution.
|One of the most famous Indian battles in American history is the Battle of the Little Big Horn, also known as Custer's Last Stand or the Battle of Greasy Grass.|
On June 25, 1876, George Armstrong Custer and 264 men of the 7th U.S. Cavalry were slaughtered by Teton Dakota/Sioux and Cheyenne camped along the banks of the Little Bighorn River in southeastern Montana.
|Opened in 1908|