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Board On Geographic Names Seeks Input On Proposed Name For Hill in Rapid City on School of Mines Campus





 

South Dakota Board on Geographic Names
Department of Tribal Relations
711. E. Wells Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
Phone: 605-773-3415
Website: https://boardsandcommissions.sd.gov/

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Contact: June Hansen, Chair, SD Board on Geographic Names, 605-773-3540

 

Board On Geographic Names Seeks Input On Proposed Name
For Hill in Rapid City on School of Mines Campus

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names (SDBGN) seeks public input on a name for an unnamed summit in Rapid City. There has been one name proposed for the hill: Smelter Hill. The hill is located on the School of Mines campus near O’Hara Stadium. The board is soliciting public input on the proposed name.

The SDBGN follows the guidance from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. The guidelines state that preferred names be descriptive of topographic forms suggested by local history, folklore, or incident, or by associated natural life or other phenomena, including American Indian or other ethnic names appropriate to the area. If a proposed name duplicates another feature in the state, it should not create confusion by being in close proximity. Also if a personal name is proposed, it must be determined in the public interest to honor the person or family for historical or commemorative reasons, and that person must have been deceased at least five years.

 

Comments should be submitted no later than May 14, 2021.

 

Please send comments and recommendations to:

South Dakota Board on Geographic Names
Department of Tribal Relations
Phone: 605-773-3415
FAX: 605-773-6592
711 E. Wells Ave. 
Pierre, SD 57501
Email: Nicole.schneider@state.sd.us