Post date: Mar 27, 2012 3:52:6 PM
The Pioneers of Minnehaha County earned the Pioneer monument that overlooks Sioux Falls with their hard work, dedication & even their lives. I don't believe those who have painted it with graffiti deserve even the few seconds of fame they received on KELO TV. Graffiti has grown to an art form in some circles - but there is a place for it and the Pioneer Monument and other such tokens of historical achievement is NOT it.
The graffiti was cleaned, re-tagged & cleaned again.. let's hope that is the last time. Thank you Richard Young for your services - both times. The area is closed after 11:00 pm and is being monitored more closely.
The monument was tagged again in July, 2015 and cleaned again by Richard Young. Let that be the end of it.