South Dakota photos
August 10, 2004: Andrew triumphantly picks up the ball after scoring a once-in-a-lifetime DOUBLE EAGLE, while dear old Dad walks away shaking his head in disbelief. Other witnesses: brothers Chris and John. Was the Yankees hat a good luck charm?
BELOW: Unfortunately, the news was misreported by the local mainstream media.
Dakota Dome, home of the USD Coyotes football team and basketball team since 1980. Capacity is 12,000 or thereabouts. The old fabric roof was replaced by a solid roof a few years ago. (from video)
Clay County courthouse, at the corner of West Main Street and High Street in beautiful downtown Vermillion. (from video)
Spirit Mound, the highest point in Clay County, once a holy place for the Sioux Indians. It was visited by Lewis and Clark in August 1804. For many years it was used as farmland, but it has been converted into a historical site and native grassland preserve, thanks in part to one of my old high school teachers, Larry Monfore, who has passed away. Click on this image to see one of the sign displays at the entrance to the trail. (from video)
The Missouri River valley as seen from the Nebraska side, looking straight north, with the new bridge just left of center, and Vermillion about five miles away. To zoom in closer and see the Dakota Dome looming over the horizon, roll mouse over the image, pause, and then click. (from video)
Valley of the Missouri River, east of Vermillion, looking south toward Nebraska. The camera was tilted, so I had to do some heavy editing on this photo.
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