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Sturgis is a city in South Dakota that is most famous for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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  1. Sturgis is famous for being the location of one of the largest annual motorcycle events in the world, which is held annually on the first full week of August.
  2. Sturgis was named after Civil War Union General Samuel D. Sturgis.
  3. Alice Ivers Duffield Tubbs Huckert, better known as Poker Alice, frontier gambler, lived her later years in Sturgis but died in Rapid City
  4. As part of the vast Ellsworth Air Force Base complex, the land north of Sturgis was dotted with 50 Minuteman missile silos, with the closest only 3.5 miles (from the center of the town.
  5. Sturgis was originally named Scooptown, because many of the residents "scooped up" their pay from nearby Fort Meade.

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