Franklin Pierce


501-549 9th St
Rapid City, SD  57701

44.081891, -103.232497

Fourteenth President of the United States


Location: Corner of 9th St. & Main St.

Sculptor: James Van Nuys


  • He was the first president to put a Christmas tree in the White House
  • He lost his 11 year old son two months before he took office due to a train wreck. He was his third son to die
  • He became friends with the famous writer Nathaniel Hawthorne while they were students at Bowdoin College together