Thomas Fawick was born in
1889 in Sioux Falls. At the age of seventeen, he went into business
for himself. He was an inventor who designed cars. He built cars in
Sioux Falls and called them Fawick Flyers. President Theodore
Roosevelt rode in one when he was in Sioux Falls. His cars were some
of the first to have four doors. They could go sixty miles an hour.
They were said to be "quiet" cars, even though they could be heard
four blocks away.
In 1971, inventor Thomas Fawick donated replica statues
of Michaelangelo's statues of Moses and David to the city of Sioux
Falls. Moses can be found at Augustana college...
David stands in Fawick park (named for the inventor).