5 Things You Didn’t Know About South Dakota

Keep these facts in mind for trivia night

Saturday marks the start of the Tiger’s football season with a home game against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. But we weren’t satisfied with just knowing SDSU’s school mascot, so we dug a little deeper. Here’s some fun facts about South Dakota:

  1. South Dakota State is the largest university in South Dakota, according to the school’s website.
  2. Bob Barker, of TV gameshow The Price is Right grew up on a reservation in South Dakota until his mother remarried.
  3. The South Dakota state fossil is the triceratops.
  4. Former NBC news anchorman Tom Brokaw graduated from the University of South Dakota.
  5. It took sculptor Gutzon Borglum 14 years to carve the famous faces we see on Mount Rushmore today.