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Concrete tipi at South Dakota Interstate rest area. Concrete tipi at South Dakota Interstate 29 rest area.

Nine concrete tipis located at rest areas along Interstates 90 and 29 in South Dakota were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in January of 2015.
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The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) manages the National Register of Historic Places program of the National Park Service in South Dakota. The program surveys, inventories, and registers historical properties; monitors state, federal, and local government activities which affect cultural and historic resources; provides advice on preservation methods; promotes public education on historical properties; and supports municipal and county historic preservation commissions to advance the state's economic, social, and educational objectives.

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