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category: Museum, date: 2015-01-04, by Otto Bochman
Hall of Fame
South Dakota Hall of Fame

The South Dakota Hall of Fame is one of those places that deserves a second (and third and forth and fifth and . . . .) look. The inductees are some of the most important, influential and/or entertaining faces of South Dakota. The categories, Agriculture, Professional, Historical, Arts and Entertainment, Sports and more are represented by these individuals.

Dr. Joseph Ward was instrumental in leading the fight for statehood seeking no glory for him, though there were those who would have named Dr. Ward as one of the state's first Senators. Much of the South Dakota State Constitution is written in the words of Dr. Ward. He was Chairman of the Committee on Nomenclature, and recognized as an authority of the English language, which made corrections and minor changes in the record of the State Convention.

A statue of Dr. Joseph Ward, who was the author of the state motto, "Under God the people rule," is in the Capitol in Washington, DC. Gen. Beadle is the only other South Dakotan to also have received this recognition.

South Dakota Hall of Fame

Yvonne Wynde attended all of the types of education systems offered to Native American children; federal boarding school, country day schools, mission schools, and public schools. She graduated from St. Mary's School at Springfield, S.D. and with honors from the University of Minnesota. She received a Masters in Education from Harvard University and returned for a Certificate of Advanced Study. Yvonne was the first member of her immediate family to complete a college degree and the first of her Tribe, the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe to earn a degree at Harvard.

Richard Termes has created a new form of artwork. Through a self-devised geometric system known as 6-Point Perspective, Termes is capable of transferring complete scenes onto spherical canvases. With little more than the help of a straight edge ruler and his own creativity, Termes can literally capture worlds.

Termespheres can be seen in galleries and museums around the world and have been featured in dozens of books and countless magazines. Termes was honored to receive an invitation to display his work at the University of Rome alongside the work of one of his major inspirations, M.C. Escher.

The list of impressive inductees and their incredible talents and their contributions to the Sate of South Dakota can be seen on the Hall of Fame website. Stop at this marvelous facility at: 1480 S. Main, Chamberlain, SD 57325 or cal them at: 800-697-3130 and locally 605-234-4216.

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