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South Dakota State Dessert

Kuchen   Adopted: March 14, 2000
South Dakota state dessert
South Dakota State Dessert: Kuchen

The president of The Eureka Community Development Company, also the superintendent of Eureka Public School, was a little late to the table in 1999. Senate Bill No. 191, proposing the designation of kuchen as South Dakota's official dessert, passed in the Senate but failed in the House.

Undeterred, the Eureka Community Development was back in 2000. This time, after more preparation and a state-wide campaign, they were successful.

Kuchen became the official state dessert of South Dakota when Governor William Janklow signed House Bill No. 1229 on March 14, 2000.


Sources...

The Eureka Community Development Company. Kuchen. Web. 24 Jun 2011. <http://www.eurekasd.com/page39.html>.
State of South Dakota. South Dakota Codified Laws. Pierre: State of South Dakota, 2011. Web. 24 Jun 2011. <http://legis.state.sd.us/statutes/TitleList.aspx>.
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.


Additional Information

Kuchen: Website of The Eureka Community Development Company.

Kuchens, German cake with sweet dough crust: Recipes from a German Grandma - Stephen Block's Kitchen Project.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official South Dakota state symbols From NETSTATE.COM.