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George Washington

Address

608 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD  57701

44.08014, -103.227391

First President of the United States

1789-1797

Location: Corner of 6th St. & St. Joseph St.

Sculptor: Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby

Facts:

  • He signed a bill while in office establishing a future and permanent U.S. capital, the city was later called Washington D.C. in his honor
  • He signed the proclamation making November 26th a national day of Thanksgiving
  • Washington’s farewell address when he left office is still read each February in the U.S. Senate to celebrate his birthday