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Grover Cleveland statue.

Statue #22, 24: Grover Cleveland

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Rapid City, South Dakota

Grover Cleveland was the only U.S. President to serve two nonconsecutive terms (1885-1889 and 1893-1897). It would have been undignified to craft him in bronze as twins (or two-headed), so sculptor James Maher sat Cleveland in a chair reading a book with one of his quotes about Labor Day, which Cleveland made a national holiday in 1894. He looks up from his book with a grumpy expression toward Rutherford B. Hayes, who's apparently disturbed Cleveland's reverie by power-walking across the street.

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Cleveland assured readers in a 1905 article in the Ladies Home Journal that, "sensible and responsible women do not want to vote."

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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 #22, 24: Grover Cleveland

Address:
400 St Joseph St., Rapid City, SD
Directions:
Downtown. Northwest corner of St Joseph and 4th Sts.
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Statue #19: Rutherford B. HayesStatue #19: Rutherford B. Hayes, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
Statue #44: Barack ObamaStatue #44: Barack Obama, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
Statue #25: William McKinleyStatue #25: William McKinley, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Statue # 3: Thomas Jefferson, Rapid City, SD - < 1 mi.

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