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

A tribute to the pioneer women of South Dakota, officially titled, "Citadel." She's colored gold.
900 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD
Northeast edge of the city, in front of the South Dakota State Historical Society Museum.
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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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Wayward State Line MonumentWayward State Line Monument, Pierre, SD - < 1 mi.
Trail of GovernorsTrail of Governors, Pierre, SD - < 1 mi.
Saluting SoldiersSaluting Soldiers, Pierre, SD - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Pioneer Auto Show Museum, Murdo, SD - 38 mi.

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