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My 2012 South Dakota Trip
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Our last stop before heading home is SIOUX FALLS, SD

The history of Sioux Falls revolves around the cascades of the Big Sioux River. The falls were created about 14,000 years ago during the last ice age. The lure of the falls has been a powerful influence. Ho-Chunk, Ioway, Otoe, Missouri, Omaha (and Ponca at the time), Quapaw, Kansa, Osage, Arikira, Dakota, Nakota and Cheyenne people inhabited the region previous to European descendants. Numerous burial mounds still exist on the high bluffs near the river. These people operated an agricultural society that built fortified villages on many of the same sites that were previously settled. Lakota populate urban and reservation communities in the contemporary state and many Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, and other Indigenous Americans reside in Sioux Falls today.

We have come to the end of our South Dakota/Black Hills trip.
The Van is now pointed north to start the drive home.
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Nov 12 2012 20:31 GMT hans55 PRO
great series John ... i like this one most ...lots of movement in this one !!
Nov 12 2012 21:12 GMT elsje323
like the movement
Nov 12 2012 21:41 GMT Papagena
A lot of water there !! In our region it had too much rain these days!! ;~((
Nov 12 2012 22:11 GMT 25barb
Beautiful - the end to a fantastic trip
Nov 13 2012 00:16 GMT julie13
Lovely set of photos
Nov 13 2012 05:48 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful work!! Nice series, John!!
Nov 13 2012 06:09 GMT mamontof
John , looks like Niagara 8-)
Nov 13 2012 11:20 GMT mcdonegal1 PRO
Wow what a torrent of water!
Nov 13 2012 15:40 GMT wijnie58
Amazing series you show us, John..:-))
Nov 13 2012 17:16 GMT deafcon1
Fantastic shot,John!
Nov 14 2012 16:27 GMT Bellavista
I vote at this long exposure one! :-)
It was a fantastic trip John, I really appreciate you have shared it with us!!