65 Million Years Ago
lived 65 million years ago. "Sue," the world's most complete, best
preserved, and largest Tyrannosaurus Rex discovered in 1990 and
named for Sue Hendrickson , who lived near Faith, South Dakota.
26,000 Years Ago
Some 26,000 years ago
Woolly Mammoths lived in South Dakota. In 1974 the largest natural
deposit of Colombian mammoths in the Western Hemisphere was discovered
in a sink-hole in Hot Springs, South Dakota. In addition to more than
52 mammoths, camel, llama, wolf, and short-faced bear fossils have
also been found.
The Louisiana Purchase
In 1803 Thomas Jefferson
concluded the Louisiana Purchase doubled the territory of the United
States and extended its interests from the Atlantic to the Pacific