State of South Dakota  

176T0381   HOUSE COMMEMORATION   NO.  1002  

Introduced by:    Representatives Verchio, Brunner, Carson, Cronin, Kopp, Miller, Moser, Russell, and Wick and Senators Rampelberg and Tieszen

        A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Recognizing and honoring the "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle.

    WHEREAS, It is estimated that in the years leading up to South Dakota's statehood, nearly one-half of the people on the frontier in South Dakota carried the 1866 .44 caliber Winchester "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle;
    WHEREAS, The "Yellowboy" rifle was recognized as "the tool for hunting and self-defense" in the years leading up to South Dakota's statehood:

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-seventh Legislature of the State of South Dakota, that the "Yellowboy" lever action repeating rifle be recognized and honored.