Here are 5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Only Naked Statue In South Dakota.

The Michelangelo replica of the Statue of David is the nude statue that stands on a pedestal at Fawick Park in downtown Sioux Falls.

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Statue of David Sioux Falls South Dakota-Ben Davis
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Here are 5-Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Statue of David in Sioux Falls:

1)-The 18-foot tall Statue of David stands in Fawick Park just west of the Big Sioux River on South 2nd Ave. between East 10th and 11th Streets.

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2)-The "Statue of David" was given to the city of Sioux Falls by Thomas Fawick in 1971. Fawick is a Sioux Falls Native who made a fortune as an inventor who invented the “Fawick Flyer” automobile that sits in the Old Courthouse museum.

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3)-The statue is cast from the famous sculpture completed by Michelangelo in 1504. The original is located in Florence, Italy, and is considered to be one of the finest sculptures in the world.

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4)-At the time of its erection (that's right...), the statue was rather controversial. A local Baptist minister wrote a letter to the editor calling the statue "not art but sin." He predicted: "In the years to come, we can expect to see on the streets of Sioux Falls people going naked. We can expect immoral acts in the parks. Don't be surprised if God doesn't bring a flood or a tornado, or strike the statue with lightning. God will judge this city."

5)-To date, God has been pretty darn good to the city of Sioux Falls.

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South Dakota Foods You Must Try

Some foods are distinctly South Dakota. How many of these amazing South Dakota dishes have you tried?!

If you live in South Dakota chances are you've eaten many of the items on this food list.

But if you are visiting our state or if you just haven't gotten around to chowing down on these great eats, you need to get on it.

Some foods are distinctly South Dakotan. Here are the 9 South Dakota Foods You Must Try Before You Check Out …

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