South Dakota 1976

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Text on Button South Dakota 1976 USA BICENTENNIAL © S. D. Bicentennial Comm. 1972
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Black text over an illustration of the United States with red and white stripes and Mount Rushmore on a white background

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The founding of the United States as a nation is attributed to the year 1776. In 1976, the country celebrated its bicentennial, or 200th anniversary. To help celebrate this occasion, Mount Rushmore in South Dakota hosted a bicentennial event that lasted 111 days. It celebrated events local to the South Dakota area and nationally to the United States. Exhibits featuring wagon trains and the Freedom Trail were displayed to visitors. In addition, each state and territory in the country were celebrated in their own unique way, with each state getting two days to be featured.


Follette, E. (n.d.). South Dakota [United States] bicentennial commission collection: Guide to the South Dakota [United States] bicentennial commission collection at the Leland D. Case library for western historical studies. E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center.

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