First 3 Trail of Governors statues to be unveiledPIERRE (AP) — The first three statues for the Trail of Governors project will be unveiled on Thursday.
PIERRE (AP) — The first three statues for the Trail of Governors project will be unveiled on Thursday.
According to media reports, the bronze, life-sized statues of former Govs. Arthur C. Mellette, Harlan J. Bushfield and Walter D. Miller will be unveiled at 1 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard, former Gov. Miller and family members of former Govs. Bushfield and Miller will be on hand for the ceremony.
Each statue costs $68,000 to be funded by private donations.
Statues of all former South Dakota governors will be placed around the state Capitol complex and through downtown Pierre. Officials plan to do about three statues a year.
About 52 different possible sites have been identified for statue locations.