National Geographic : 1947 May
Over Plains and Hills of South Dakota This Striking Mural in the State Capitol at Pierre Portrays South Dakota's Progress The panel was painted by Edwin H. Blashfield. South Dakota, the central figure, is led forward by Hope, top female figure. Settlers help her conquer the Indians as Evil skulks away. Below is the State flag, designed by Mrs. Ida A. McNeil. of Pierre. On the reverse of the blazing sun appears the State's great seal, in dark blue.