The Trail of Governors is series of life-size bronze statues of former governors of South Dakota in Pierre, the state capital. After installing its first statues in 2012, the project completed its goal of placing statues of every former governor ten years later with the 2022 unveiling.[1] Future governors, beginning with incumbent Governor Kristi Noem, will be added after they leave office.[1] Sculptors who have created statues for the project include John Lopez, James Van Nuys, James Michael Maher, Lee Leuning and Sherry Treeby.[2]

Statue of Arthur C. Mellette, the first Governor of South Dakota and the first statue to be placed on the Trail of Governors

Statues have been added to the trail since 2012:

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  1. ^ a b c Goss, Austin (June 19, 2022). "Final three Trail of Governors statues unveiled". KDLT-TV/KSFY-TV.
  2. ^ a b "PHOTOS: Four new statues unveiled along Trail of Governors in Pierre". KSFY-TV. June 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Nixon, Lance (June 15, 2012). "First Trail of Governors statues unveiled". Capital Journal.
  4. ^ Gehrke, Karl (June 17, 2013). "Trail of Governors". South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
  5. ^ "Latest Trail of Governors statues unveiled". KSFY-TV. November 1, 2014. Archived from the original on November 30, 2014.
  6. ^ Associated Press (June 12, 2015). "SD Trail of Governors statues to be unveiled". Argus Leader.
  7. ^ Associated Press (June 17, 2016). "South Dakota unveiling 3 more statues of former governors". Argus Leader.
  8. ^ Askins, Dave (June 18, 2018). "A fence, a fish and a fuel can: Latest additions to Trail of Govs unveiled". Capital Journal.
  9. ^ Mearhoff, Sarah (June 15, 2019). "Statues of former-Gov. Daugaard, two others unveiled for Pierre's Trail of Governors | Jamestown Sun". Jamestown Sun. Archived from the original on June 15, 2019.
  10. ^ Burrall, David (May 20, 2020). "Trail of Governors 2020 statue unveiling postponed due to COVID-19". Dakota Radio Group.

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