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from Hail, South Dakota

(words and music by Deecort Hammitt)

Hail! South Dakota, A great state of the land,
Health, wealth and beauty, That's what makes her grand;
She has her Black Hills, and mines with gold so rare,
And with her scenery, No other state can compare.

Hail! South Dakota, The state we love the best,
Land of our fathers, Builders of the west;
Home of the Badlands, and Rushmore's ageless shrine,
Black Hills and prairies, Farmland and Sunshine.


Items of Interest


Notable Natives

Some of these were born here, others just lived a while in the state.


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The South Dakota State Flag
The flag has a sky blue background with the state seal in the center surrounded by gold sun rays. The words "South Dakota, The Mount Rushmore State" (state nickname) are in a circle around the sun. The state seal has symbols of commerce, industry, and natural resources. It has the state motto ("Under God the People Rule"), a farmer, cattle and cornfield to represent agriculture, a smelting furnace to represent mining, a steam ship on a river to represent shipping.



You know you are from South Dakota if...


Songs about South Dakota