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Newell, South Dakota: Sheep Capital of the Nation

So says the sign at the entrance to town.

Hwy 79, Newell, SD
I-90 exits 30 or 32 for Sturgis, then north on Hwy 79 for 26 miles. Sign is just north of Hope Rd.
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Sheep Capital of the Nation

Stopped here on the 2013 northern leg of our "Towns Named Newell" tour. We had a great time in town, but they've taken down the sign declaring it to be the "Sheep Capital."

[Kim Newell, 07/20/2013]
Sheep Capital of the U.S

About 25 miles north of Sturgis on state route 79 is the town of Newell (pop. 675), the self-proclaimed "Sheep Capital of the U.S." There's really nothing to see there other than the sign welcoming you into town (we basically didn't even slow down while driving through).

[Tim Evans, 02/25/1997]

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