Pierre, South Dakota: Golden Lady: a Mom-ument

A tribute to the pioneer women of South Dakota, officially titled, "Citadel." She's colored gold.
Address:
900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD
Directions:
Northeast edge of the city, in front of the South Dakota State Historical Society Museum.
Hours:
Daylight
Admission:
Free
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Golden Lady: a Mom-ument

A golden goddess named "Citadel" is dedicated to the pioneer women of South Dakota. A plaque at its base quotes John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath," praising a similar woman as, "the citadel of the family." It was sculpted in 1991 by artist Dale Lamphere.

[Ronnie, 01/14/2017]

25 years later Lamphere sculpted another woman, 50 feet tall, elsewhere in South Dakota.

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