What is the longest non-cave, above ground tunnel in SD? Answer: The 57th Street tunnel in Sioux Falls.
What SD town has a sculpture of a cowboy riding a walleye? Answer: Mobridge
There was a time when the US Army was nervous in this area. Because of that, they named four lakes in honor of soldiers stationed in this area. Name those four lakes. Answer: 2 Mile, 4 Mile, 6 Mile, and 9 Mile. That's how far they were from Ft. Sisseton.
How many lakes in SD are named after military and political figures? Answer: 20
How many lakes in SD are named after townships? Answer: 72
In 1983 Watertown Mayor Herb Jenson was mentioned by Dan Rather in a story on CBS News. Why was that? Answer: He got involved in the Perpich/Janklow argument after Perpich said SD was last in everything.
Before the Captain 11 Show started, Dave Dedrick traveled to a big city to learn about working with kids. Who did he meet with? Answer: Jim Lange from the Dating Game.
Before Kjos had Kjos Shoes, they were part of a furniture store, and what other business was included in that store? Answer: funeral chapel
Who was the first Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus in Watertown? Answer: Charles M. Kranz
Many people remember the Tee-Pee gas station that was located near the current Watertown Co-op Elevator. Who owned that station? Answer: Gerhardt Gilbert
The Watertown Hide & Fur Company was a booming business in 1926. What occupies the building where it was then? Answer: The now destroyed Harbor Bar building.
Sadie VanderWal of Brentford won a $1000 scholarship through the Watertown Farm Show this year. What scholarship did she receive? Answer: Fred Morris Memorial Scholarship
Pierre, South Dakota is the only capitol and state that don't share any of these. What are they? Answer: letters of the alphabet.
In the Deadwood gold rush days, they had a trick to save the gold dust that was lost. What was that trick? Answer: They panned the sawdust off the floors.
Who was the first woman to win top honors at the US Aerobatic championship in the sportsman category? Answer: Nettie Meyers of Sioux Falls
Who was the first astronaut from South Dakota? Answer: Sam Gamar
The first airplane to fly in Sioux Falls did so in 1912. What month? June
Who was the first commander of the SD Air National Guard and what distinction did he carry? Answer: Joe Foss - WWII Flying Ace
Western SD was snowed under in May of 1905, and winds created blinding conditions that were particularly hard on ranchers. Thousands of cattle wandered through the bandlands, and fell to their deaths after falling off the bluffs. Estimated cattle deaths topped what number? Answer: 16,000
Ed Yost had a tool that he leased to General Mills for research. That tool later became the foundation of a large business. What is the name of the business? Answer: Raven Industries
In 1967 in Lemmon, SD, a project called "hail-swath" was hosted with a goal in mind. What was the goal? Answer: Cloud seeding to make it rain.
Huron flight station was closed in 2005. Where did they move that station? Answer: Princeton, MN
What year were "smoke jumpers" discontinued in South Dakota? Answer: 1969
Name the first female professional motorcycle flat-track racer from South Dakota: Answer: Danielle Beving
We learned that Vince Bruggeman was once a barber before he started in the insurance business. He also sold vacuum cleaners. What brand did Vince offer? Answer: Filter Queen
Name the Watertown insurance agent and the hotel where he used to be a barber. Answer: Vince Bruggeman at the St. Hubert Hotel in Milbank.
The crouch line railroad twisted its' way through 30 miles of the Black Hills. It crossed, on average, how many bridges per mile? Answer: four
What caused the Missouri River to be moved farther west? Answer: Glaciers
Few people realize that shortly after the end of World War II the governors of South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming formally invited the United Nations to establish their headquarters in the Black Hills. The request was taken seriously and plans were developed for the United Nations complex to be built near Custer, SD. Only one nation voted in favor of the idea. Which country voted to establish the UN in the Black Hills?
In 1917 there was a new hospital in Faulkton. The Doctor who was the head of it was later honored by the US Postal Service with a stamp. Who was she? Answer: Dr.Abby Ann Jarvis
May 27, 1929 was a life-changing event for this South Dakotan. Who was it, and what happened? Answer: John "Potato Creek Johnny" Perette, found a 7.3 troy ounce gold nugget. The largest in state history.
There is a store in SD, including its' parking lot and shopping space, it covers over 17 acres, and has 269 shopping aisles. What store is it, and where is it? Answer: Menard's in Pierre
Trains killed the stagecoach industry in SD. Ending the last stage company. That stage company ran between which SD towns? Answer: Aberdeen to Leola.
Stagecoach rules in 1876 requested that you abstain from alcohol. But, if you must drink, they made one request. What was that? Answer: You had to share.
Which tourist attraction in South Dakota requires physical and mental toughness to participate? Answer: Wind Cave
What is the name of the person who had the idea to give away free water at Wall Drug? Answer: Dorothy Hustead
In Madison, SD in 2018 there was a unique event held with a very Mexican flavor. What was it? Answer: Running of the bulls.
A man in the Black Hills of SD was down on his luck until he had a dream that created an empire? What was the dream? Answer: FL Thorpe created a Black Hills gold factory after dreaming of a grape design..
Who was the first person ever to play the role of Laura in the Little House on the Prairie pageant in DeSmet? Answer: Lisa Maguire-Schoepp
Why is it that owls, squirrels, rabbits, and various other animals don't have to worry about creating their own housing in the wild? Answer: They move into underground housing created by other animals.
There are seven of these in the central Black Hills area. The tallest is 12'6" and the shortest is 10'8". What are they? Answer: tunnels
The Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota has a value-added ag related factory. What do they make there? Answer: popcorn
In the basement of Dugan's in downtown Watertown, meat hooks still hang from the ceiling. What was the name of the business that used them last? Answer: Whistler's Meats
In WWII the military asked us to save something from the kitchen that was used for explosives? Answer: lard and grease.
In the 1950's there was a pool hall known as the Snooker Nook. Where was it at? Answer: Lake Norden
What is the name of the first known people to live in what we now call South Dakota? Answer: Clovis Hunters
Donna Roisum from Lake Norden, SD was a trick rider and developed the act of Roman horse riding. Her talents led to a part in a movie called Heart of the Rockies. Who was the star of that movie? Answer: Roy Rogers
Calvin Graham is believed to be the youngest service man ever to enlist and fight in WWII. How old was he, and where did he serve? Answer: 12 years old on the USS South Dakota.
Kristi Noem and Warren Green share more than one thing in common. What are they? Answer: They both have been elected Governor, and both lived near Hazel.
The Homestake Gold Mine had eighteen of these. While statistics showed other mines in the nation had six. What were they? Answer: fatalities in a typical year.
The state of SD wanted to start a business. To get their start, they bought thirty-six of these. What did they buy? Answer: Buffalo
What was the wall called on the Captain 11 show, where the kids were invited to flip a switch? Answer: Time converter
Which county in South Dakota is home to the state hail insurance? Answer: Spink
Little Sophie Creek is a tributary of the Moreau River. Who was it named for? Answer: Sophie Herbert who operated the 24 Ranch had the creek through her land.
A lawyer from New York was on a business trip to the Black Hills region of SD in 1884. While he was there, he asked a question that made him a household name. What was it? Answer: He asked what the granite outcropping in that mountain was called... They said it didn't have a name, so Charles Rushmore got it named in his honor.
On earth, there are eight terrestrial eco zones. One dominates SD. What is it? Answer: Grasslands
Who moved the Dakota Territory capitol from Yankton to Bismarck? Answer: Gov. Ordway
How and where did Brig. General Richard E. Ellsworth die? Answer: He died in Newfoundland.
Where is the only thatched roof building in the Midwest? Answer: Wessington Springs.
After WWII the USS Codington was sold to what foreign country? Answer: South Korea
Spies Super Valu in Watertown was a significant participant in making Curt Carlson of Minneapolis a multi-billionaire. How did they participate? Answer: Gold Bond Stamps.
What was the unusual item that was on display at Barrette's Sport Shop in downtown Watertown? Answer: Mounts of water birds.
Last year marked the 100th anniversary of what service in our community? Answer: Airport
On average, how many packages does the Watertown Post Office deliver from Amazon each day? Answer: 1000
In 1903 the Watertown Elks Lodge elected their first Exalted Ruler. Who was he? Answer: MR Baskerville
Zimmel's Furniture started in uptown Watertown and then moved to its' new location which was the location of a former auto dealer. What was the name of that car dealership? Answer: Rozum's Ford
The building at 30 N. Broadway in Watertown has been home to at least five different bars. Name two of them. Answer: Johnnie's Bar and The Club.
In 1954 Watertown had how many members in the retail liquor dealers association? Answer: 19
The building on east 212 that was commonly known as Gilbert Polygon had a previous name. What was it? Answer: Gilbert City
In the Knights of Columbus, who was the groups first Grand Knight in Watertown? Answer: Charles Kranz
What's the name of the two-time high-school state golf champion, who opened a driving range near Watertown in 1931? Answer: Jack Ruhe
What stands today in the former site of the Baskerville & Dahl building? Answer: The Guest House
There is an area in South Dakota that is considered to be the "one of the safest areas in the world". Where is it? Answer: Igloo
South Dakota, at one time, was home to the world's largest conveyer belt. Where was it located? Answer: Homestake Gold Mine.
The Valedictorian of the Watertown High School Class of 1949, and her husband ran a successful business in Watertown for 17 years. What was her name, and what was the business? Answer: Mae Meseberg - Canteen Bar.
What month, date, and year did the last train leave the Rock Island, Minneapolis and St. Louis depot in Watertown? Answer: July 21, 1960
In 1933, Clem's Palm Garden in Watertown was the first establishment to do this. What was it? Answer: Sell beer after prohibition.
Broadway was formerly known as Oak Street, until what month and what year? Answer: November 1914.
Kenneth Rassmussen was a veterinary in Watertown. John Palmer was his partner. When they retired, they sold the business to who? Answer: Dr. Ed Larson.
There was a store in Watertown where the slogan was "Where you go for the brands you know". What was that store? Answer: Spies Super Value
Memorial Park and the Grand Army of the Republic memorial were paid for by the American Legion Post 17. The funds were drawn from what account? Answer: World War 1 wartime funds that were left over.
Love that bloomed at Louisiana State University blossomed into a business in Watertown starting in 1964. What was that business? Answer: Collins Music
Gordon Kilbourn and Frank Rademacher started a tradition in Watertown in 1921 that still lives on today. What is that tradition? Answer: The KilRad
Eight immigrants from the same country opened restaurants in Watertown during the 1920's. What country were they from? Answer: Greece
August 7, 2018: Watertown Post 17 American Legion recently earned a distinction that has never happened in the state before. What is it? Answer: First time that both the state legion commander and the state Sons of the American Legion commander were from the same community.
August 1, 2018: What was the population of Codington Co. in 1874? Answer: One
July 30, 2018: There is an organization who's goal is to protect the economic lifeline to rural and small communities, which is a critical resource for business, medical care, disaster relief, and a key transportation asset to isolated areas. What is the name of that alliance? Answer: Alliance for Aviation across America.
July 19, 2018: Where is home plate from the, Fred Haas Park in Webster, and why? Answer: Canova has it, because they got to take it after they won the state 12 & under state tournament.
July 16, 2018: Which South Dakotan, at an early age, took an interest in drilling and perfected deep water well drilling? Answer: Peter Norbeck.
MAY 31, 2018: HE WAS ONE OF THE EARLIEST WHITE SETTLERS IN SOUTH DAKOTA, AND HAS A WELL KNOWN ATTRACTION NAMED AFTER HIM IN SD. WHO IS HE? ANSWER:
MAY 25, 2018: IN THE NE AND CENTRAL PARTS OF SD SETTLEMENT WAS RAMPANT BETWEEN 1880 AND 1885. WHICH TWO COUNTIES GREW THE MOST IN POPULATION DURING THAT TIME? ANSWER: BROWN AND SPINK
MAY 24, 2018: BY THE TIME GOV. CARL GUNDERSON WAS INAUGURATED IN 1925, 175 OF THESE HAD CLOSED THEIR DOORS. WHAT WAS IT? ANSWER: BANKS
MAY 22, 2018: WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE FIRST NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED BETWEEN HURON AND PIERRE, AND WHAT YEAR DID IT BEGIN? ANSWER: HAND CO. PRESS IN 1882.
MAY 21, 2018: HOW LONG MUST A PERSON LIVE IN SD TO QUALIFY FOR THE SD HALL OF FAME? ANSWER: THERE IS NO SPECIFIC AMOUNT OF TIME. JUST SOME PART OF YOUR LIFE.
MAY 17, 2018: WHICH COUNTY IN SD WAS THE FIRST TO HOLD A PHEASANT SEASON? ANSWER: SPINK
MAY 14, 2018: TEN GRADUATES OF USD HAVE ALL RECEIVED THIS SCHOLARSHIP, AND EVENTUALLY ALL SERVED IN THE SAME ROLE. WHAT WAS THE SCHOLARSHIP, AND WHAT ROLE DID THEY FILL? ANSWER: RHODES SCHOLARS THAT BECAME JUDGES.
MAY 4, 2018: IN 1920 A CONTRACT WAS SIGNED TO BUILD A HIGH SCHOOL AT A COST $225,000. THE BUILDER WENT BROKE AND THE SCHOOL WAS NOT COMPLETED. THE COMMUNITY CAME TOGETHER AND FINISHED THE PROJECT. WHAT CITY WAS IT, AND WHERE WAS THE NEW BUILDER FROM? ANSWER: WEBSTER AND CLEAR LAKE.
MAY 3, 2018: WHAT ARE ALL THE NAMES THE COLLEGE NOW KNOWN AS DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY HAS BEEN KNOWN BY (IN ORDER) IN THE PAST? ANSWER: EASTERN STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, GENERAL BEADLE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE, GENERAL BEADLE STATE COLLEGE, DAKOTA STATE COLLEGE, DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY.
MAY 2, 2018: WHAT STICKS THROUGH THE WALL OUTSIDE THE LEWIS & CLARK INTERPRETIVE CENTER IN CHAMBERLAIN? ANSWER: A BOAT
APRIL 30, 2018: HARRISBURG, SD IS HOME TO A NATIONAL DIVISION OF A MAJOR CORPORATION THAT BREEDS AND TESTS WHAT? ANSWER: CORN & SOYBEANS
APRIL 27, 2018: THE MID-DAKOTA WATER PROJECT CELEBRATED THE COMPLETION OF THEIR WATER SYSTEM, WHICH SERVES 7000 SQUARE MILES. HOW MANY MILES OF WATER PIPELINE DOES IT TAKE TO COVER THAT 7000 SQUARE MILES? ANSWER: 3700
APRIL 25, 2018: THE MAIN STREET OF WEBSTER, SD WAS ROUGHLY LAID OUT WHEN A SETTLER PLACED SOMETHING AT THE END OF IT. WHAT DID HE DO? ANSWER: A ROCK
APRIL 24, 2018: THIS EARLY DAY BARNSTORMER TRADED TWO CARS FOR AN AIRPLANE IN 1919 AND WENT ON TO LOG MORE THAN 43,000 FLIGHT HOURS. HIS LAST FLIGHT WAS ON HIS 100TH BIRTHDAY. WHAT WAS HIS NAME, AND WERE WAS HE FROM? ANSWER: CLYDE ICE FROM MILLER AND PIERRE.
APRIL 20, 2018: MURRAY ROWE WAS THE FIRST PERSON FROM CANTON INDUCTED INTO WHAT HALL OF FAME? ANSWER: SD TRANSPORTATION HALL OF FAME
APRIL 19, 2018: US OLYMPIC QUALIFYING FOR THE SKI JUMP USED TO BE HELD IN SD. NEAR WHAT TOWN WAS IT HELD, AND WHY DID THEY STOP USING IT? ANSWER: NEAR CANTON AND IT BLEW DOWN IN A STORM.
APRIL 18, 2018: SVERRE FRETHEIM ONCE SET AN OLYMPIC RECORD IN SOUTH DAKOTA WHEN HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES. WHAT RECORD DID HE SET? ANSWER: SKI JUMPING
APRIL 16, 2018: WHAT COMMUNITY HOSTS THE LARGEST HYDRAULIC HOSE ASSEMBLY PLANT IN THE UNITED STATES? ANSWER: BRANDON
APRIL 13, 2018: CORSON EMMINGER BUILT IT. WE'VE ALL ADMIRED IT IN CODINGTON COUNTY. WHAT IS IT? ANSWER: THE ROUND BARN SOUTH OF WATERTOWN.
APRIL 12, 2018: SOUTH DAKOTA WAS ALSO ONCE HOME TO ANOTHER RIVER BOAT CALLED THE "NELLIE MAY". WHERE DID THAT BOAT CALL HOME? ANSWER: JAMES RIVER.
APRIL 6, 2018: WHAT WAS IT THAT GROUNDED THE SIOUX QUEEN? ANSWER: A DAM TO THE SOUTH WASHED OUT AND DRAINED ALL THE WATER TO THIS PART OF THE RIVER.
APRIL 3, 2018: 1881... JOHN O'BRIEN SCOBEY... WENT TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE AND ASKED FOR A PARTICULAR STATE INSTITUTION TO BE PLACED IN BROOKINGS. WHAT INSTITUTION WAS IT? ANSWER: STATE PENITENTIARY
MARCH 30, 2018: THE SHAMUS AWARD IS GIVEN TO THE NATIONS BEST AUTHOR OF A PRIVATE-EYE NOVEL. IN 1993, HAROLD ADAMS OF EDINA, MN WON THAT AWARD. HE BASED THE STORY ON THE AREA SURROUNDING WHAT SD CITY? ANSWER: CLARK
MARCH 28, 2018: THERE IS A CITY IN SD THAT HAS ADOPTED THE SLOGAN "GROWING TOGETHER". WHAT CITY IS IT? ANSWER: CLARK
MARCH 27, 2018: WHAT CITY IS "THE MOTHER CITY" OF THE DAKOTAS? ANSWER: YANKTON
MARCH 23, 2018: WHICH CITY IN SD HOSTS THE SWISS CHORAL SOCIETY? ANSWER: FREEMAN
MARCH 21, 2018: WHAT TOWN IN SD LIKES TO REFER TO ITSELF AS "THE LITTLE CITY WITH BIG ATTRACTIONS"? ANSWER: DELL RAPIDS
MARCH 20, 2018: WHICH CITY IN SD PROCLAIMS THAT THEY ARE HOME TO 611 JOBS? ANSWER: BIG STONE CITY
MARCH 16, 2018: THE WINNER OF THE FIRST SPIRIT OF DAKOTA AWARD CAME FROM WHICH SD CITY, AND WHAT'S HER NAME? ANSWER: WINIFRED LORENTSON FROM MILLER.
MARCH 14, 2018: WHAT SD COURT HOUSE IS MADE WITH BLUE ALASKA MARBLE? ANSWER: HAND COUNTY IN MILLER.
MARCH 12, 2018: IN RELATION TO SD HISTORY, THE PHRASE "PROVING IT UP" REFERS TO WHAT? ANSWER: HOMESTEADING
MARCH 9, 2018: THERE IS AN INDUSTRY IN SD WHERE IT IS ACTUALLY ILLEGAL TO LIE DOWN AND FALL ASLEEP. WHAT IS THAT INDUSTRY? ANSWER: CHEESE FACTORY
MARCH 8, 2018: THERE WAS A PROVISO WHICH WOULD HAVE BANNED SLAVERY IN THE TERRITORY ACQUIRED DURING THE MEXICAN AMERICAN WAR. THAT PROVISO CARRIED THE NAME OF A SD TOWN. WHAT TOWN IS IT? ANSWER: WILMOT
MARCH 2, 2018: DAKOTA, LAKOTA, AND NAKOTA SOCIETIES HAVE THREE POLITICAL UNITS. WHAT ARE THEY CALLED? ANSWER: BANDS, TRIBES, AND NATIONS
FEB. 21, 2018: BROOKINGS, SD CARRIES THE DESIGNATION OF SD-1 IN RELATION TO WHAT? ANSWER:
FEB. 19, 2018: WHO MADE THE PEOPLE IN SOUTHERN DAKOTA TERRITORY SO MAD, THAT THEY PETITIONED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MAKE SD ITS' OWN STATE? ANSWER: NEAMIAH ORDWAY
FEB. 16, 2018: FOUR STATES USE THIS SYMBOL ON THEIR FLAG. IN SD, THERE ARE CREEKS, HILLS, STREETS, AND CITIES NAMED AFTER THAT SYMBOL. WHAT IS THAT SYMBOL? ANSWER: BUFFALO
FEB. 14, 2018: WHAT WAS CONSIDERED AS THE MOST IMPORTANT BUILDING IN EARLY SD CITIES? ANSWER: THE SCHOOL
FEB. 13, 2018: HOW DID THE JAPANESE BRING WORLD WAR II TO SOUTH DAKOTA SOIL? ANSWER: THEY TIED BOMBS TO BALLOONS.
FEB. 12, 2018: WHAT DID LAURA INGALLS WILDER WRITE ABOUT IN HER FIRST BOOK, AND WHO ENCOURAGED HER TO START? ANSWER: WISCONSIN AND HER DAUGHTER.
FEB. 8, 2018: KARL MUNDT AND GEORGE MCGOVERN HAD A BIG DISAGREEMENT ON ONE NATIONAL ISSUE. WHAT WAS THAT ISSUE? ANSWER: VIETNAM WAR
FEB. 7, 2018: WHAT WERE THE FIRST TWO CITIES IN SD TO BE SERVED BY THE RAILROAD? ANSWER: YANKTON AND VERMILLION.
FEB. 5, 2018: WHO WAS CREDITED WITH NAMING YANKTON THE FIRST CAPITOL OF DAKOTA TERRITORY, AND WHO GAVE HIM THE AUTHORITY TO DO SO? ANSWER: JBS TODD, ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S COUSIN-IN-LAW.
FEB. 2, 2018: WHEN LEWIS & CLARK LEFT NORTH DAKOTA, THEY TRAVELED WITH A SIGN OF PEACE. WHAT WAS THAT SIGN OF PEACE? ANSWER: SACAGAWEA
FEB. 1, 2018: LEWIS AND CLARK WENT ON AN EXPEDITION STARTING AT THE MISSOURI RIVER AND TRAVELED ALMOST 8000 MILES. WHAT WAS THE PROPER NAME OF THAT EXPEDITION PARTY? ANSWER: THE CORPS OF DISCOVERY.
JAN. 31, 2018: WHY WOULD IT BE LOGICAL FOR A THINKING MAN TO BELIEVE THAT THE RESIDENTS OF SENECA, SD ARE INDIFFERENT TO, OR UNAFFECTED BY GRIEF, PLEASURE OR PAIN? ANSWER: THE MAN SENECA WAS A STOIC.
JAN. 10, 2018: A US SENATOR AND CONGRESSMAN WORKED TO BRING A HUGE COMPUTER CENTER TO SD. WHO WERE THEY, AND WHAT WAS THE CENTER? ANSWER:
JAN. 9, 2018: LEWIS AND CLARK REPORTED "BARKING SQUIRRELS" IN THE AREA THAT IS NOW KNOWN AS WHAT COUNTY, AND WHAT WERE THEY REFERRING TO? ANSWER: GREGORY COUNTY AND PRAIRIE DOGS.
JAN. 8, 2018: THE FIRST OLD SOLDIERS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED IN 1904 IN WHICH SOUTH DAKOTA CITY? ANSWER: MILBANK
JAN. 4, 2018: WHICH CITY IN SD HAS A FLAGPOLE THAT RESEMBLES THE EIFEL TOWER? ANSWER: TYNDALL
JAN. 3, 2018: WHO WAS THE FIRST BLACK HOMESTEADER IN WEST RIVER SD, WHO EVENTUALLY BECAME A WELL KNOWN WRITER AND ACTOR, AND HAS HIS OWN STAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME? ANSWER: OSCAR MICHEAUX
JAN. 2, 2018: THERE HAS ONLY BEEN ONE PERSON BORN IN WATERTOWN THAT PLAYED IN THE NFL. WHO WAS IT? ANSWER: BOB SCHOLTZ