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5 Fun Facts About August 4 In South Dakota History

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1. In 1876, Deadwood was founded in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It quickly became a hub for gold miners and gunslingers seeking their fortune in the Wild West.

2. In 1930, legendary baseball player and South Dakota native, Roger Maris, was born in Hibbing, Minnesota. Maris would go on to break Babe Ruth's record for the most home runs in a single season in 1961.

3. In 1966, a devastating flood struck the Black Hills region of South Dakota. Rapid City was hit the hardest, with over 200 people losing their lives and millions of dollars in damage.

4. In 2004, the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota was partially completed. The massive monument is dedicated to the famous Lakota warrior and leader, and is one of the largest sculptures in the world.

5. In 2006, the National Music Museum was established in Vermillion, South Dakota. The museum houses over 15,000 instruments from around the world, including some of the oldest and rarest known to exist.
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