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Thomas Jefferson Statue.

Statue # 3: Thomas Jefferson

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Rapid City, South Dakota

Although Thomas Jefferson served two terms as President (1801-1809) and is historically regarded as one of America's best -- worthy of a spot on Mount Rushmore -- he preferred to be remembered for his authorship of the Declaration of Independence, which he'd written a quarter-century earlier. His bronze statue, by Edward E. Hlavka, shows him standing at a desk wearing big-buckled shoes, quill in hand, penning some final flourishes to his famous pre-President document.

Amazing Arcana of the Presidents

Jefferson was probably our greatest presidential nerd. One of his projects, which took eight years, was to track the first and last appearances of 37 different vegetables in the markets of Washington, DC.

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City of Presidents

Since 2000, Rapid City has commissioned and installed bronze statues of every former U.S. President on its downtown street corners. Visitors are encouraged to take a walking tour of the City of Presidents and inspect the nation's metallic Commanders in Chief. Paper guides are available year-round at the city's main Visitor Center at 512 Main St.

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Also see: America's Street Corner Presidents

Statue # 3: Thomas Jefferson

698 St Joseph St., Rapid City, SD
Downtown. Northeast corner of St Joseph and 7th Sts.
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Statue #42: Bill ClintonStatue #42: Bill Clinton, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
Statue # 4: James MadisonStatue # 4: James Madison, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
Statue #38: Gerald FordStatue #38: Gerald Ford, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
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Statue #36: Lyndon B. Johnson, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.

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