CAMDEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

USS SOUTH DAKOTA EXHIBIT A SUCCESS!

More than 20 crewmembers turned out for the exhibit. Some brought their children, others bringing their grandchildren. Some had never attended a reunion in Sioux Falls, and were happy to return to their "Ship and crew". Others spoke of the upcoming reunion in July of 2001 with hopes of attending.

The staff at the Historical Society welcomed the shipbuilders and the crew most graciously. Stories flowed from those crew members while the young but very knowledgeable staff listened. Although it was a short visit, it was a pleasant one.

The 2nd Generation Group wishes to extend to the crew a very sincere thank you for attending and supporting not only the Historical Society but the 2nd Generation Group as well. The Historical Society and the 2nd Generation shared proceeds from exhibit on October 14, 2000. The $900.17 we received will enable us complete the project we have been working on. It will be unveiled at the reunion in July, 2001.