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Local Author Documents Early SD

June 4, 2010, 9:51 PM by Brian Kushida

Local Author Documents Early SD
SIOUX FALLS, SD - From building the first small towns to the state's constitution, a South Dakota author has penned a new book on the founding of the state. 

Author Jon Lauck says a short timespan in the state's history was very important in shaping where we are today. 

"I think anybody that's interested in the origins of their state will appreciate this book," Lauck said.

Titled, Prairie Republic: The Political Culture of Dakota Territory, 1879-1889, the book takes a closer look at how the state was founded, in a way Lauck says hasn't been covered in years.

"The decade that I examine in this book tells us precisely why people settled where they did, why they set up towns where they did, why they named the towns the way they did, how they structured their farms," Lauck said.

And how the state formed its government. Lauck says there's content in the book that has a lot to do with South Dakota politics today.

"These governors that we're electing in the future have to operate within the constitution that these fellows in the 1880's constructed," Lauck said.

It's looking back at that time that Lauck says will help readers better understand the state's roots and how far it's come since that time.

Lauck will be doing a special book-signing event at the Barnes and Noble in Sioux Falls.  That starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5.

For more information on the book, visit the publisher's website.

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