Ever wonder how some of the more unique named towns in South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska got their names? Here's a list of 10 of the most unusually named places on the map and how they got their names.

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10 Unusually Named Sioux Empire Towns

 

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From Frybread to Pheasants - Here are South Dakota's Official State Things

Every state in our nation has chosen things that represent the state in one way or another to be official state things. Like a flower, or animal. South Dakota is no different.

The Mount Rushmore has a state flower. But did you know we also have a state tree and a state fish? Yes, we even have a state code.

Here is what we have so far in Wyoming. Thanks to the South Dakota Secretary of State's Office for the info: