Pine Ridge Community Getting Streets Signs for First Time
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) — The city of Pine Ridge is getting streets signs for the first time in its history.
The community on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is the headquarters for the Oglala Sioux tribe, and dates to the late 1800s. But the only signs in the town until now have been stop signs.
Village Vice President Derek Janis tells KOTA-TV that he recently discovered during a trip to the local land office that the roads in town all have names — and that tribal map specialist Troy Ferguson has been working for years to catalog them.
Janis decided it was time for signs. A tribally owned business in Rapid City is making 432 of them. Janis says they'll start going up this summer.
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