One of South Dakota's founding fathers is resting much more comfortably now following an extreme mausoleum makeover.
Workers have breathed new life into the R.F. Pettigrew family plot located in Sioux Falls. The restoration team saved the Pettigrew tomb from certain doom.
Nestled on a rolling hill in the heart of Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place of Richard Pettigrew. The remains of South Dakota's first U.S. senator, along with other Pettigrew family members, are kept inside this stately mausoleum fashioned after an ancient Greek temple; a century-old relic of Victorian-era excess.