A September wagon train-which is being held to celebrate South Dakota’s 125th anniversary-continues to attract attention from people interested in taking part. The wagon train will kick off September 4 in Yankton and arrive at the Capitol in Pierre September 20. Gerald Kessler of Fort Pierre, who is a co-wagon master for the ride, says 90 people have already signed up and the current count shows 36 wagons. Kessler says he’s expecting many more people to join and says a number of people from outside the state have already registered.
Kessler says he has been very impressed with the cooperation he’s received from towns and landowners along the route.
Kessler says as the dates for the wagon train get closer, he expects more participants to join the group.
The wagon train leaves Yankton September 4 and includes overnight stops in Tabor, Scotland, Tripp, Ethan, Mitchell, Plankinton, Wessington Springs, Crow Lake, Gann Valley and as it nears Pierre, will have four evening camps at a few rural locations. On September 20, participants will trek from Farm Island to the State Capitol building on September 20. There is a limit of 300 participants for the fall event. Find an application for the wagon train at http://125.sd.gov/wagontrain.aspx