A wagon train leaves Yankton for Pierre this week as part of the state's 125th anniversary of statehood.
Before the procession leaves on Thursday, a public gathering will be held at the Yankton rodeo grounds in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday.
The program will include remarks from Gov. Dennis Daugaard, a speech by wagonmaster Gerald Kessler, a re-enactment of the first governor by actor John Timm, songs by the Beadle School first-graders. Also performing will be local country singers Rachel Wood and Ashley Schweitzer, singer Mike McDonald and re-enactors from the Missouri National Recreation River.
All events are free, but there is a charge for dinner.
The wagon train will follow an old trail and arrive in Pierre on Sept. 20.
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