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Trail Of Governor Statues Unveiled

Monday, June 19, 2017

The statues of four South Dakota governors were unveiled in Pierre Friday morning. The bronze sculptures of governors Tom Berry, Leslie Jensen, Sigurd Anderson and Joe Foss are being added to the Trail of Governors in the capital city.

Members of each governor’s family were joined by the artists, donors, and Governor Dennis Daugaard to unveil the statues in a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda.

Various South Dakota artists designed and created the statues, drawing inspiration from historical research and personal conversations with families of the former governors.

The statues will be placed along the designated trail that runs from downtown Pierre to the State Capitol. The four new statues will join 15 others, bringing the total completed so far to 19 of the 30 former governors.

Until they are placed in their permanent locations later this summer, the public can see the statues of Foss and Jensen at the S.D. National Guard Museum and the statues of Berry and Anderson at the Cultural Heritage Center.

The public art project by the Trail of Governors Foundation is privately funded by individual and business donors.  More information is available www.TrailofGovernors.com

See photos of the new statues by clicking HERE.

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