Photographic book

Dacotah Prairie Museum


Museum in South Dakota
Museum in South Dakota

Among the historical museums in South Dakota are the Dacotah Prairie Museum in Aberdeen, which tells the story of the prairie and its inhabitants; the State Agricultural Heritage Museum at the South Dakota State University in Brookings; and the Adams Museum & House in Deadwood, which recall South Dakota’s early mining days. The Journey Museum in Rapid City combines exhibits on Dakota geology, archaeology, Sioux Indians, pioneers, and native plants. Ice Age fossils are excavated and displayed at the Mammoth Site of Hot Springs.

W. H. Over Museum


The W. H. Over Museum, maintained by the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, has an especially fine Sioux and Arikara Indian collection; it also houses exhibits on the state’s natural and cultural history.

The university’s National Music Museum has an extensive collection of musical instruments from many cultures and historic periods. The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City has exhibits of minerals and gems as well as numerous fossilized skeletons of extinct animals.

Public library systems


There are 125 public library systems in South Dakota. The tax-supported libraries each year circulate an average of 9 books per resident. The South Dakota Library Network links college, university, school, public, and special libraries throughout the state. The largest public libraries are in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, and Aberdeen.

University libraries


Major university libraries include those at the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University. Other major libraries include the South Dakota State Library and the non-circulating collections of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Newspapers


There were 9 daily newspapers published in South Dakota in 2002. The first newspaper in the state, the Dakota Democrat, began publication at Sioux Falls in 1859. The oldest existing newspaper in South Dakota is the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, founded in 1861 as the weekly Dakotian. The state’s major daily newspapers are the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, which is the largest South Dakota daily in circulation, the Rapid City Journal, the Aberdeen American News, the Watertown Public Opinion, and the Mitchell Daily Republic.

The first radio station in South Dakota, WCAT at Rapid City, began broadcasting in 1922. KELO-TV, the first television station, began operation at Sioux Falls in 1953. In 2002 there were 36 AM and 47 FM radio stations and 19 television stations in South Dakota. "South Dakota" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia

Photos of European countries to visit

Photos Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Photos Informations

Hungary Pictures

Hungary Pictures

Photos Informations

Spain photos

Spain photos

Photos Informations

Scotland Photos

Scotland Photos

Photos Informations

Photos of Portugal

Portugal

Photos Informations

Photos England

Photos England

Photos Informations

Pictures Amsterdam

Netherlands

Photos Informations

Photos of Asian countries to visit

India photos

India photos

Photos Informations

Photos of Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Photos Informations

Images from South Korea

South Korea

Photos Informations

Cambodia photos

Cambodia

Photos Informations

Photos of Japon

Photos of Japon

Photos Informations

Photos of Thailand

Photos of Thailand

Photos Informations

Photos of Taiwan

Photos of Taiwan

Photos Informations

Photos of America

Website information