User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


65° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Rounds Donates Civil War-Era Rifle To Center

January 21, 2013, 6:53 AM
Updated: January 22, 2013, 2:18 PM

Rounds Donates Civil War-Era Rifle To Center
Mike Rounds

PIERRE, SD -

Former Gov. Mike Rounds has donated his family's Civil War-era rifle to the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center.

The Model 1861 Springfield rifle was used by his great-great-grandfather, Leopold Joseph Balza.

Rounds says Balza was an infantryman with the 18th Wisconsin Volunteers, a group that participated in one of the Civil War's most famous campaigns. After the war, Balza settled near Cavour in South Dakota, got married and started a family.

When Rounds became Governor, the family asked that he keep the rifle as a memento in his Capitol office.

Cultural Heritage Center officials say they are honored by the donation. No decision has been made on how to publicly display the gift.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
The Associated Press reported erroneously that the rifle belonged to Gov. Mike Rounds. The rifle was owned by Rounds' family.

Previous Story

Next Story




Sponsored

 


View news

You may also like

Four Dead In Interstate 90 Crash

8/21/2015 9:36 AM

At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, a 1995 Chevrolet pickup was driving east in the westbound lanes when it crashed with another vehicle.

Full Story
Officials Identify Four Dead In Interstate 90 Crash

8/21/2015 1:21 PM

The driver of the second vehicle, 28-year-old Ryan Hrubes, died along with passengers Theresa Schenzel, 59, and Tyler Schenzel, 54.

Full Story
Omaha Couple Killed In Interstate 90 Crash

8/21/2015 12:01 PM

According to The Hope Center for Kids, Ty and Terri Schenzel were killed in a car crash earlier this week.

Full Story
One Person Dead In Sioux Falls Motorcycle Accident

8/23/2015 5:42 PM

One person has been confirmed dead after an accident between a car and a motorcycle in Sioux Falls Sunday evening.

Full Story


Events