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City of Presidents Foundation to open information center near downtown Rapid City

Published: Jan. 23, 2021 at 7:25 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 24, 2021 at 3:10 PM CST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - When Driving Down Main and Saint Joseph Street you may see some familiar faces along the road.

Sculptures of all the past presidents have lined the streets of Rapid City since 2000.

Since then, the City of Presidents Foundation has done all the presidents up to Barack Obama and has always chosen a local artist to make them.

But these statues don’t come cheap, in the beginning, they cost $50,000 and now they cost around $78,000.

And Dallerie Davis from the City of Presidents Foundation says the Black Hills are filled with the presidents.

”One of our bylines was go to Mount Rushmore and see four of them, come to Rapid City and see all of them. So it’s very symbiotic, we have a very good relationship with what’s going on,” says Davis.

The City of Presidents Foundation is looking to open an information center in or close to downtown Rapid City.

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