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5 Fun Facts About November 25 In South Dakota History

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1. On November 25, 1941, the original Hill City football team won the state championship. They defeated Pierre by a score of 7-0 to claim the title. It was their first state championship in school history.

2. In 1984, South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow announced that he would not seek reelection. Janklow had served as governor for two non-consecutive terms and was a major political figure in the state. His decision surprised many South Dakotans and set off a scramble among potential candidates for the governorship.

3. November 25, 1915 was the day when the cornerstone was laid for the South Dakota State Capitol building. The event was a major celebration, with thousands of people gathering to witness the ceremony. Construction on the building would continue for many years, and the Capitol would not be completed until 1932.

4. On November 25, 1883, the first train arrived in Rapid City, South Dakota. The arrival of the Chicago and North Western Railway was a major milestone for the city, which had been founded just a few years earlier. The railway made it much easier for goods and people to travel to and from Rapid City, and it helped spur the city's growth in the years to come.

5. In 1963, South Dakota native Tom Brokaw began his career in broadcast journalism. Brokaw worked at KMTV in Omaha, Nebraska, before moving on to bigger markets and eventually becoming a national news anchor for NBC. He is perhaps best known for his coverage of major events like the fall of the Berlin Wall and the September 11 attacks.
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