University of South Dakota–Springfield
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The University of South Dakota at Springfield was a state supported university in Springfield, South Dakota that was founded in 1881 and closed in 1984. It started as Southern State Normal School, became Southern State Teachers College in 1947, Southern State College in 1964, and finally the University of South Dakota at Springfield in 1971.
The campus is now home to Mike Durfee State Prison, which is named for a star athlete and teacher at the school.
The school mascot was the Pointer.
Yankton College, a private college also in South Dakota and also originally established in 1881, also closed in 1984, and its campus became the site of a federal prison.