Pierre, South Dakota

July 2004

Although we were in Pierre for only a few hours in the middle of the day, we actually saw quite a bit of the capital building and area.  Our main goal was to do a little family research and when we finished, we took a quick tour of the capitol building.  Its a beautiful building and a lot of effort went into restoring it.  Just across a bridge in Fort Pierre, is a monument to Casey Tibbs, one of the greatest all around cowboys and bull rider.  Between 1949 and 1959, he won a record six National Saddle-Bronc Riding Championships, two National All-around Cowboy Championships and one National Bareback Riding Championship.


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State Capital Stairwell Corridor Casy Tibbs