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Van Marel tour/reunion through State of South Dakota June 14-23, 2019

Van Marel tour/reunion through  the State of South Dakota  June 14-23, 2019   Sculpture of Dignity--Earth and Sky to honor the culture of the local tribes Entrance to Akta Lokato Museum Bison statues placed on a major highway near Murdo Pioneer Auto Museum in Murdo--exterior of car made  totally from wood Badlands was designated as a Federal Park in 1978 with over 240,000 acres (375 sq. miles) Exact replica of a 1150 Borgund, Norway, stave church, built in 1969 (Rapid City) Dinosaur Park Lovely Sylvan Lake Signing the Constitution at the Founding Fathers of America Famous Mount Rushmore was constructed from 1927-1941 Watching a video of sculpting the huge Crazy Horse Memorial monument,  which was started in 1948 and have no estimated completion date. Entrance to Homestake Mine started in 1877.  It is
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