This state is the only state we went through that didn't list tourism as an important feature. It kind of proved it when we found very few RV parks along the way. Luckily, Walmarts across the country offer their parking lots to travelers and we found one when we needed overnight rest. The capital of this state is named after one of our presidents. The state entered the union on March 1, 1854, the 37th state. The first permanent white settlement was in Bellevue in 1823. We happen to have family in Bellevue. The state is a leading grain producer with bumper crops of sorghum, corn and wheat. The state's sizeable cattle and hog industries make Dakota City and Lexington among the nation's meat packing centers. Manufacturing includes electronic components, pharmaceuticals, clothing, farm machinery and equipment.