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South Dakota Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Clinton P. Anderson politician, former u.s. secretary of agriculture
  • Sparky Anderson baseball manager
  • Cathryn Bach actress
  • Jesse Bail professional rodeo rider
  • Bob Barker television host (born in WA)
  • Gertrude Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa) author
  • Stephen F. Briggs co-founder briggs & stratton corp.
  • Tom Brokaw television newscaster
C - G
  • Amanda Clement baseball umpire
  • Shawn Colvin musician
  • Crazy Horse ogala chief
  • Tom Daschle politician
  • Harvey Dunn artist
  • Myron Floren accordionist
  • Joe Foss fighter pilot, south dakota governor
  • Michael Fossum astronaut
  • Charles D. "Sam" Gemar astronaut
  • Dick Green baseball player
H - J
  • Rebecca "Becky" Hammon basketball player
  • Joseph Hansen author
  • Mary Hart television host
  • Oscar Howe artist
  • Hubert H. Humphrey u.s. vice president
  • Roy Braxton Justus cartoonist
  • Cheryl Ladd actress
  • Ward "Piggy" Lambert basketball coach
  • Rose Wilder Lane author
  • Ernest Orlando Lawrence physicist
  • Brock Edward Lesnar wrestler
  • Russell Means american indian activist
  • George McGovern politician
  • Mike Miller basketball player
  • Billy Mills olympic gold medalist
  • White Eagle Moore opera singer
  • Karl Earl Mundt politician
N - P
  • Al Neuharth journalist, founder usa today
  • Pat O'Brien television host
  • James "Scotty" Philip rancher, "man who saved the buffalo" (born in Scotland)
  • Dorothy Provine actress
  • Gladys Pyle politician
R - T
  • Rain-in-the-Face Hunkpapa sioux chief
  • Terry Redlin artist
  • Benjamin Reifel politician
  • Theodore W. Schultz economist
  • Sitting Bull sioux chief
  • Jess Thomas opera singer
  • Casey Tibbs rodeo champion
  • Norm Van Brocklin football player
  • Mamie Van Doren actress
  • Adam Vinatieri football player
  • Abby Whiteside musician

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Crazy HorseHerbert HumphreyTom BrokawSitting BullGladys PyleGeorge McGovernJoe FossBilly MillsCharles GemarClinton Anderson

South Dakota Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Plankinton Aurora 605
Huron Beadle 605
Martin Bennett 605
Springfield Bon Homme 605
Brookings Brookings 605
Aberdeen Brown 605
Chamberlain Brule 605
Fort Thompson Buffalo 605
Belle Fourche Butte 605
Herreid Campbell 605
Wagner Charles Mix 605
Clark Clark 605
Vermillion Clay 605
Watertown Codington 605
McLaughlin Corson 605
Custer Custer 605
Mitchell Davison 605
Webster Day 605
Clear Lake Deuel 605
Eagle Butte Dewey 605
Corsica Douglas 605
Ipswich Edmunds 605
Hot Springs Fall River 605
Faulkton Faulk 605
Milbank Grant 605
Gregory Gregory 605
Philip Haakon 605
Castlewood Hamlin 605
Miller Hand 605
Alexandria Hanson 605
Buffalo Harding 605
Pierre Hughes 605
Parkston Hutchinson 605
Highmore Hyde 605
Wanblee Jackson 605
Wessington Springs Jerauld 605
Murdo Jones 605
Arlington Kingsbury 605
Madison Lake 605
Spearfish Lawrence 605
Sioux Falls Lincoln 605
Lower Brule Lyman 605
Britton Marshall 605
Salem McCook 605
Eureka McPherson 605
Sturgis Meade 605
White River Mellette 605
Howard Miner 605
Sioux Falls Minnehaha 605
Flandreau Moody 605
Rapid City Pennington 605
Lemmon Perkins 605
Gettysburg Potter 605
Sisseton Roberts 605
Woonsocket Sanborn 605
Pine Ridge Shannon 605
Redfield Spink 605
Fort Pierre Stanley 605
Onida Sully 605
Mission Todd 605
Winner Tripp 605
Parker Turner 605
North Sioux City Union 605
Mobridge Walworth 605
Yankton Yankton 605
Dupree Ziebach 605

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This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.