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Everything You Need to Know About the City of South Dakota (SD)

The territory that would become South Dakota was added to the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The first permanent American settlement was established at Fort Pierre by the Lewis and Clark expedition in 1804. White settlement of the territory in the 1800sled to clashes with the Sioux, as some of the lands had been granted to the tribe by an earlier treaty. Nevertheless, the territory was incorporated into the union on November 2, 1889, along with North Dakota. Due to a controversy over which state would be admitted to the union first, President Benjamin Harrison shuffled the bills and signed one at random, with the order going unrecorded, though North Dakota is traditionally listed first. Today, a major part of South Dakota’s economy is fueled by tourism–visitors flock to the state to see Mt. Rushmore, which features 60-foot-tall sculptures of the faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. Famous South Dakotans include newscaster Tom Brokaw, senator, and vice president Hubert Humphrey and model-actress Cheryl Ladd.

In 1874, a military expedition into the Lakota-owned Black Hills led by General George Armstrong Custer confirmed the existence of gold. Although the mission violated the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie, which had guaranteed the Sioux rights to their sacred territory and established the Great Sioux Reservation, the area was flooded by thousands of miners, triggering the Black Hills War of 1876.
The original design for Mount Rushmore National Memorial included Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt from head to waist, but Sculptor Gutzon Borglum, who had begun work on the monument in 1927, died before the work was completed, in 1941, and Congress cut off funding as the nation became faced with World War II.
A memorial to the Lakota leader Crazy Horse in South Dakota’s the Black Hills is designed to be the largest statue in the world when it is completed. Dedicated by sculptor Korczak Ziolkowski and Lakota Chief Henry Standing Bear on June 3, 1948, the mountain carving will extend 563 feet high and 641 feet long. In June 1998, Crazy Horse’s 87-foot head was completed.
On February 27, 1973, members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) occupied a trading post at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in protest over corruption within the Oglala Lakota’s Tribal Council and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The Siege at Wounded Knee, as it became known, lasted 71 days and resulted in the deaths of two Indians following the daily gunfire between AIM members and federal officers.
Agriculture is South Dakota’s top industry, generating one-third of the state’s overall economic activity. Although its main crops are corn, soybeans, wheat, and hay, South Dakota leads the nation in the production of bison and pheasants. Ninety-eight percent of the state’s farms are family-owned and operated.
Badlands National Park covers 244,000 acres and contains one of the world’s richest fossil beds.

South Dakota Transportation Information

  • South Dakota Rail Transport
  • South Dakota Roads
  • South Dakota Ports Transport
  • South Dakota Air Transport
  • South Dakota Rail Transport

    Works Cited

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Dakota

    Accessed March 22, 2020.

    History.com, Editors,Updated: June 24,2019|Original:November 9,2009,

    https://history.com/topics/us-states/south-dakota

     

    Accessed March 22, 2020.

    Railroads have played an important role in South Dakota transportation since the mid-19th century. Some 4,420 miles (7,110 km) of railroad track were built in South Dakota during the late 19th century and early 20th century, but only 1,839 miles (2,960 km) are active. BNSF Railway is the largest railroad in South Dakota; Rapid City, Pierre, and Eastern Railroad (formerly the Dakota, Minnesota and Eastern) is the state’s other major carrier. Other state carriers include Dakota Southern Railway, Dakota and Iowa Railroad, Ellis and Eastern Railroad, Sunflour Railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Sisseton Milbank Railroad. Rail transportation in the state is mostly freight, but there are two passenger heritage railroads: the Black Hills Central and the Prairie Village, Herman, and Milwaukee. However, South Dakota is one of the two contiguous states that lack the Amtrak service. (South Dakota is the only contiguous state that never had Amtrak—Wyoming used to be served by the San Francisco Zephyr and the Pioneer.)

  • South Dakota Roads

    Works Cited

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Dakota

    Accessed March 22, 2020.

    History.com, Editors,Updated: June 24,2019|Original:November 9,2009,

    https://history.com/topics/us-states/south-dakota

     

    Accessed March 22, 2020.

    South Dakota has 83,609 miles (134,556 km) of highways, roads, and streets, along with 679 miles (1,093 km) of interstate highways. Two major interstates pass through South Dakota: Interstate 90, which runs east and west through the southern half of the state; and Interstate 29, running north and south in the eastern portion of the state. The I-29 corridor features generally higher rates of population and economic growth than areas in eastern South Dakota further from the interstate.

    Also in the state are the shorter Interstates 190, a spur into central Rapid City, and 229, a loop around southern and eastern Sioux Falls. Several major U.S. highways pass through the state. U.S. routes 12, 14, 16, 18, and 212 travel east and west, while U.S. routes 81, 83, 85, and 281 run north and south. South Dakota and Montana are the only states sharing a land border which is not traversed by a paved road.

  • South Dakota Ports Transport

    Works Cited

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Dakota

    Accessed March 22, 2020.

    History.com, Editors,Updated: June 24,2019|Original:November 9,2009,

    https://history.com/topics/us-states/south-dakota

     

    Accessed March 22, 2020.

    The Missouri River was a Native American river road. They settled along the river. Plains tribes traveled its waters in carved log canoes and buffalo skin bull boats. The river connected different tribes and made trade between them possible.1 Trading posts and military forts located along Missouri for easy access and added security. Early white settlements also located along Missouri. 

    One well-known journey along Missouri took place in 1804-1806 with the Corps of Discovery led by Lewis and Clark. The explorers were searching for a water route across the country. They traveled to the headwaters of Missouri, crossed the Rocky Mountains, and then traveled on the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean. Along the way, they mapped the terrain and recorded the weather, plants, animals, soil, and minerals they came across. The Corps was also expected to

    establish friendly relations with all the Indian tribes. The expedition proved there was no water route across the country. The information they gathered along the way spurred the migration west. 

    Many different types of watercraft traveled on the Missouri River. Canoes, mackinaws, bull boats, keelboats, and steamboats traveled the muddy waters. The canoe was used for local trips and for sending mail and freight down the river. Mackinaw boats carried heavy freight downstream. Tribes along Missouri built small one-person round bull boats. Sometimes a fleet of over one hundred could be seen on the river. Bull boats were often used to transport buffalo meat from a recent hunt downstream.

     

    Traders adopted bull boat construction methods and made much larger ones capable of carrying up to 6,000 pounds of furs. A light sapling frame would be covered with a skin of stitched-together bull buffalo hides caulked with fat. Trader bull boats were oval rather than round. They were awkward to handle, leaked, and became waterlogged, but were still useful because they only sat 10 inches low in the water.

    Traders also used keelboats to haul trade items to the upper Missouri. Steamboats began traveling the Missouri River in 1819. By 1859, there was more steamboat traffic in Missouri than the Mississippi. The Missouri River route between St. Louis and Montana

    could only be traveled during the summer months because ice blocked upper Missouri for the winter. The first steamboats served the fur trade. The Yellowstone was the first steamboat to reach

    Fort Pierre Chouteau in 1831. Later, boats carried military troops and supplies. Missouri was a difficult river to navigate. Strong currents, shallows, submerged trees, and other hazards sank many boats. Over 400 steamboats sank on Missouri during the steamboat era. As more and more railroads built into the territory, steamboats became less important as a means of transportation. When the steamboat fleet was destroyed in the spring of 1881 by high water and ice while docked at Yankton, the industry never recovered. 

  • South Dakota Air Transport

    Works Cited

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Dakota

    Accessed March 22, 2020.

    History.com, Editors,Updated: June 24,2019|Original:November 9,2009,

    https://history.com/topics/us-states/south-dakota

     

    Accessed March 22, 2020.

    South Dakota’s largest commercial airports in terms of passenger traffic are the Sioux Falls Regional Airport and Rapid City Regional Airport. Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and Allegiant Airlines, as well as commuter airlines using the brand affiliation with major airlines, serve the two largest airports. Several other cities in the state also have commercial air service: Aberdeen Regional Airport, Pierre Regional Airport, and Watertown Regional Airport, some of which are subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

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Ship a Car Inc. , located in Coral Springs, FL XXXXX, moved our car from the East Coast to the West Coast at a great price, on an expedited schedule and delivered all services exactly as promised. We found the car moving industry is unfortunately full of companies who promise everything, and deliver nothing. (Not So at Ship a Car Inc. ) Danny (XXX-XXX-XXXX), at Ship a Car was easy to work with and always followed up with us to successfully complete our move.
MA C.
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I worked with Lawrence and had a great experience. I had a quick turn around need for a motorcycle shipment and he got it done for a good cost. Definitely will be using him for future shipments!
AnneMarie A.
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Very prompt service, good communication, and reasonable cost. Steve was great to work with. Good communication and answered all my questions. The bike was picked up promptly on a Saturday and delivered 900 miles away the following day. I was amazed. Far faster than some other services I have used.
Corey Knapp
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My agent was Harry Burge and the whole transport of my car was smoothly handled. I didn't face any hiccups through out my transportation of my car.I would recommend to anyone as I will be using in all of my future relocation purpose. Thanks Harry and a big cheers to Ship a Car team Inc.
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Cody G was very professsional on the phone has good interpersonal skills and pays attention to details. I can't say enough about how pleased I was with your service. Already I have been talking to my friends and family about your service. ALL the way to the driver who was very pleasant. If I ever am in the need for an auto transport you'll be the only ones I will call. Thank you very much sincerely.
Wayne M.
5.0
Awesome service, great communication and my bike arrived right on time. 👍 At a decent price as well. I will recommend this place to friends, family. Anyone looking for a transport. Great job guys! Thanks!
Shane C. Lewiston, ME
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My company recently lost our transportation driver and we was in need of a company to give us quick turnaround and least expensive rates. Willie Dublin was awesome and worked with me directly all hours of the day and even while he was on vacation to meet our company needs. I am very pleased with the experience and customer service. I look forward to a long relationship with Willie at Ship A Car.
Candace Russell
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I had my car and motorcycle shipped from Baltimore, Maryland to Fort Lauderdale Fl. My agent was Lawrence Knapp. This was my first using a shipping company and Lawrence made this experience very stress free. He was available every time I called and was very eager to answer all my questions. Also, the driver they chose was very experienced in shipping motorcycles and a great communicator. Thanks again Lawrence!!!!
Tony Meran
5.0
You guys are THE best!! Thank you to Mark and Young for getting my car home and safe with me. I would HIGHLY recommend!!
Jamie W.
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Gabriel was amazing. A total angel to deal with. But the driver you hired Ray sucked. My truck was 3 days late was never offered a discount. I will refer the company but will tell people if a guy names Ray is doing the driving he had one excuse after another for my truck being 3 days late. But Gabriel and this company did great. GET INFO ONYOUR DRIVER..
Jackie Costa
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My experience with Ship A Car Inc and especially Pepper was tremendous. Pepper explained everything in detail, followed up as she stated she would, checked in and kept me updated on where the driver was throughout the transport process. Pepper thank you for a quality experience.
Jeff P. Colorado Springs, CO
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Shipped a new auto from Irvine, CA. to Memphis, TN. The entire process was handled online in a very professional and user easy manner. Transport dispatch was in constant communication and the delivery came on time and in perfect shape. Price was competitive and fair and service great. Five star performance!
Gary Moran
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Ship a Car Inc. has the best customer service, my representatives Joseph was so helpful. When my daughter?s vehicle arrived in Hilo port a few days early and I had to change the authorized person to pick up my daughter?s vehicle, he did it so professionally with no delays. My friend was able to pick up the vehicle with no problems. I?ll use Ship a Car Inc. again when I need to transport my vehicle and will recommend them to friends and family.
King W
5.0
Ship a Car is the best especially Meredith. She was professional, kind, courteous and our car was delivered when promised. I even received a follow up call from her to make sure everything went well with the transport. I would highly recommend Ship a Care to anyone.
M Trainor
5.0
We used Ship A Car to send a car to our son in North Carolina from California.  The service was great, the price was reasonable and Justin did a great job of coordinating the delivery.  I would use them again if the need arose.
Daniel R.
5.0
Riding my motorcycle cross-country from Florida, up to Jasper Canada, and down to California put a hurting on my hands. I was looking to cut out the San Francisco section of our trip and have the bike shipped to Carson City NV. I needed the bike there in two weeks; by the end of September. Two major shippers said they could not get the bike there until October. Then I had the good fortune of connecting with Ship a Car Inc. Steve Goodman handled my request and said they could do it. I was a bit nervous as Steve took a couple days to arrange transport and call me. But he came through and got the bike transported quicker than I would have expected. Since we were already in San Francisco, I called the shop in Eureka CA where I had left the bike for pick-up. As Steve had said, the bike was transported in an enclosed truck. The shop told me the driver was very professional and took a long time to make sure my bike was loaded and secured properly. I then called the shop in Carson City where the bike was to be delivered. They told me the bike was already there, that the driver had taken great care with my bike, and that he seemed very professional. This was a very difficult time-frame to deal with. This was not a pre-scheduled transportation issue. It was a last-minute decision on my part. The location of the pick-up shop in Eureka CA was only an every two-week area for the two other shippers I had tried. Steve Goodman and Ship a Car Inc came through. They saved our vacation and I am grateful, extremely grateful for the professionalism displayed. I would use their service again… in a heartbeat. Ship a Car Inc. is the best motorcycle shipping company I have had the pleasure of encountering. This is the second time they have shipped my bike. I have had experience with other shippers and, in my experience, Ship a Car Inc. sets the standard for quality service. This time I had my bike shipped from Santa Fe NM to Florida. Joseph Gorfien was my facilitator. He arranged to have the bike picked up within a couple of days. Considering the shop at which I had left it was closed for a day, this was the first possible opportunity to ship it. Amazing! Joseph thought it might take about six days to deliver the bike to Florida, but it got here in three. Amazing! The bike has a custom paint job and custom parts. There was not one scratch on the bike and everything was in perfect order. These folks have not only demonstrated extreme competency in making what could have been a couple of difficult situations totally stress-free, they all seem to have a great sense of humor. I love these folks! Thank you for a couple of wonderful experiences, Ship a Car. I highly recommend their service. In the future, I won’t use anyone else.
David Grant
5.0
I had my car shipped from TX to MA, At first I had so many questions and concerns. Lawrence was amazing. Not only did he put me at ease, he stayed in touch with me while I waited for a driver. He made this process so easy and I had such confidence immediately after talking with him. I will recommend Ship a Car Inc. to any and everyone! Lawrence delivered results so quickly. The pick up and delivery was so easy and the drivers were so nice and thorough. I had not one concern as they loaded my car. Thank you Ship a Car and a very big Thank you to Lawrence. If you ever need to use these services this company is absolutely the way to go!!
Reisa K. San Angelo, TX
5.0
dana does an exceptional job with the transporters, we are very happy with their service and will use them again as needed thank you; drivers gave a heads up before arrival, and again before delivery which was as promised every time we used ship a car.
Neal Johnson
5.0
Willie is the Man! All commitments were honored beyond expectations. Our car arrived within 10 minutes of our arrival to our new location. Beyond luck - I say!
Mike J.
5.0
These guys are true professionals!! From Len who made the arrangements to the driver picking up my babies, everyone was considerate of the cars they haul and the people who hire them. If you want the best. THESE are your guys! They have hauled 4 cars for me so far and I will use them anytime I need it done again.
Bob R.
5.0
The customer service at Ship A Car Inc was very good. They did what they could do for me in the time frame they could. I had just come out of a bad experience with a previous company, so I really appreciated that. They shipped my vehicle cross-country from Las Vegas to Michigan within the time frame they had said, with no damage. The price was just what they said it would be over the phone- no extras or anything. It was decently priced. The person on the phone was very professional and a good spokesperson for the company. She told me what they could allow to happen as far as delivering it on time. This was the first time I used them and I would go back again.
Tinell L. Warren, MI
5.0
Excellent Service!! After speaking to three transport companies that didn't impress me, I called Ship A Car, Inc...Wow.Danny, the agent, made me feel at ease as he spoke with confidence and assured me I will not have to worry and I did not worry at all. Danny founded a driver in one hour!! Issachar Simmons (truck driver ) was efficient and professional! He transported my son's truck to Ft Hood Texas without any problems or delays and did not hesitate to pick up the truck from my house. Wow! I highly recommend Ship A Car Inc.Money Well Spent!
Gena G.
5.0
I had a motorcycle shipped from Maryland to Arkansas. Ship A Car provided fast transport and professional service. I was offered a great quote on the shipping cost, and provided with the convenience of digitally signing the shipping contract via email. The transporter arrived on time and delivered the motorcycle to the destination address within 48 hours. The process went smoothly and worry free from start to finish. I even received a follow up phone from the Transport Coordinator after the motorcycle had been delivered to see how my shipping experience had been. I couldn't have asked for better service and would definitely choose Ship A Car to do business with in the future.
Stephen P.
5.0
We had a great experience! Willie was the best! Always kept in contact with me which helped cuz I was nervous about shipping our 2 cars. The price they gave me never changed and was very reasonable! The guy that came to pick up our cars was on time and professional. Cars were delivere unharmed and in a timely manner. I would recommend them to my family & friends!
Remar Angeles
5.0
Ship a Car was fantastic! Cameron B. was the best contact ever. He explained everything beforehand which made the process proceed smoothly for me, having never transported a vehicle. At the end of the day I felt more like a passenger riding "shot gun" enjoying the ride than a customer. Would recommend Ship a Car to anyone along with their carriers. My Jeep was treated as if it was one of their own personal vehicles It arrived on time and in fine condition travelling from Quincy to Fort Lauderdale. Thanks Ship a Car.
Michael G. Quincy, MA
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