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December 1, 2014

Republican Party in Western South Dakota Since 1900s

In the recently released second volume of "The Plains Political Tradition", an essay explains how and why Republicans outnumber Democrats nearly 2 to 1 in 15 South Dakota counties west of the Missouri River and outside American Indian reservations.  The Rapid City Journal reports on a piece done by Nathan Sanderson, historian, which explains the rugged individualism that West River geography required of its settlers.

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