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This photo was taken in the 1920s near Madison. According to information on similar photographs in the State Archives, local sportsmen from the American Legion had taken National American Legion Commander O’Neil pheasant hunting. The man on the right is O’Neil. His first name is not included on any of the captions. (South Dakota State Historical Society – Archives)

SD’s welcome immigrant: From George Washington to Redfield, the pheasant’s journey

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By the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation

George Washington has been called “The Father of our Country.” He might also be called “The Father of our Pheasants.”

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