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5 Fun Facts About December 20 In South Dakota History

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1. In 1803, the Louisiana Purchase was signed by President Thomas Jefferson, which included what is now South Dakota. The purchase added over 827,000 square miles to the United States and doubled its size at the time.

2. In 1848, Fort Pierre was established in what is now the central part of South Dakota. The fort became an important trading post for fur traders and served as a military post during the Indian Wars.

3. In 1880, the first public library in South Dakota was founded in Yankton. The library was established through the efforts of a local women's club and has since grown to include multiple branches throughout the state.

4. In 1918, the deadliest train accident in South Dakota's history occurred in Aberdee?. A passenger train collided with a freight train, killing 36 people and injuring over 50 others.

5. In 1980, the Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills of South Dakota received its final blast, completing the face of the monument. The memorial honors the legacy and spirit of the Lakota warrior and leader Crazy Horse and is still under construction today.
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