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3 former governors to be honored with statues in Pierre

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Former South Dakota governors Bill Janklow, Frank Farrar and Harvey Wollman will be commemorated with statues as part of the state's Trail of Governors project.

Trail of Governors Foundation board chairman Rick Jensen says the governors comprise a good group spanning the last 40 years of the state's history.

The project aims to have bronze statues of the state's former governors located throughout Pierre. The first chosen for the honor were Arthur Mellette, Harlan Bushfield and Walter Dale Miller.

Janklow was South Dakota's only four-term governor; Wollman was its last Democrat. Farrar served from 1969-1971. Janklow died earlier this year, but Farrar and Wollman are still alive. Each statue costs nearly $70,000, paid for by private sources.

Jensen says the statues likely will be unveiled next year.


 

 

 

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