PIERRE, S.D. – Bud and Doris Livermore of Fort Pierre were among the organizers of the South Dakota Hall of Fame. Bud served as president of the Executive Board for five years and president of the Board of Directors for six years.
The Hall of Fame was organized in 1974 as the South Dakota Cowboy and Western Heritage Hall of Fame. It was renamed the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 1986. During the 1996 legislative session, the hall was designated as the official Hall of Fame of South Dakota.
Another of Bud and Doris Livermore’s contributions to South Dakotans was their involvement in organizing the Centennial Wagon Train. Doris served as secretary of the western division of the trail ride, which she and Bud organized. Planning for the ride took a year and a half, and the organized ride included stops in many of South Dakota’s small towns.
The Centennial Wagon Train embarked on its 105-day ride in 1989. The trail covered 1,000 miles. Bud and Doris were along for every mile. Their contribution to the State of South Dakota leaves a lasting legacy and is why they are considered two of South Dakota’s Great Faces.
South Dakota’s Great Faces weekly press release series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism, designed to highlight those who have had significant impacts on South Dakota, particularly within the visitor industry. Click on the special “South Dakota’s Great Faces” link at www.MediaSD.com to access the complete list of articles.
Information for this release was obtained from the South Dakota Hall of Fame Web site.