South Dakota's 125th Anniversary

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The State of South Dakota celebrates its Quasquicentennial, or 125th anniversary of statehood, during 2014!

When South Dakota became a state in 1889, there were only two state-run correctional facilities: a Penitentiary in Sioux Falls and a Reform School in Plankinton.

To learn more about what was going on with those institutions at that time, click on one of the links below.

Penitentiary           Reform School       

A display case featuring the Penitentiary information, historic photos and items is available in the main lobby of the State Penitentiary.

A display case featuring the Penitentiary information, historic photos and items was available in the main lobby of the State Penitentiary.

State of South Dakota Quasquicentennial Homepage