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Vermillion, South Dakota
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    (1859- )
    Known by the Lakota tribe as 'Wa sa wak pa'la' (meaning 'red stream')
    First visited by French fur traders
    County seat of Clay County, South Dakota
    Located near the Missouri River
    Population: 10,801 (2018)
    Home to the University of South Dakota
    It has really cold and harsh winters.
    Most of its area had suffered in the Great Flood of 1881.
    It was where the state's first mental institution was going be occupied, but it was settled to be built in Yankton.
    It is where jeweler James Yeado and his wife were killed and raped by Thomas James White Hawk and William Stands (March 24, 1967).
    It is largely overshadowed by Sioux Falls.
    They grow corn, soybeans, and alfalfa
    Lewis and Clark camped in its nearby location by the Vermillion River (1804).
    It was where William Jennings Bryan and William Howard Taft made a stop to speak during the 1908 U.S. Pesidential Election (September 28 and 29, 1908).
    The Sousa Band was conducted here (October 26, 1926).
    The National Music Council indentified the National Music Museum at the USD campus as 'A Landmark of American Music.'

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