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  SOUTH DAKOTA'S BUILDING - The visitor who went to the Fair by the Cottage Grove Avenue cable, on the South Park line, entered the park at Fifty-seventh street - that is, about fifty-seven blocks south of Chicago Court House. After crossing the bridge over the little pond, he found himself on the principal avenue of commonwealths, all confronting the Art Palace, which stretched across the park; but on his right, facing an avenue that came north from the Woman's Building, he saw first the house of South Dakata, a large structure sixty feet wide and one hundred feet deep. This building was covered with Yankton cement, in imitation of cut stone, and nearly all the materials entering into the structure were brought to Chicago from beyond the Missouri. The architect was W. L. Dow, of Sioux Falls, and the contractors, carpenters, and even the laborers, were South Dakota men so far as such could be induced to work on the edifice. The State's display of her resources was diversified with collections of fossils taken from the bed of the Cheyenne River. There were large blocks of coal, cases of minerals, profuse arrangements of grains, grasses, fruits, pottery, clays and photographs of natural scenery. The educational interests were shown to be active and enthusiastic, and the live stock men made a creditable and successful effort to prove that the dairy, sheep and cattle products of their region have not been over-estimated by eastern visitors.
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