Governor Archie Gubbrud, Senator Francis Case, Senator Karl Mundt, Representative Ben Reifel, former governor Joe Foss, Chief Red Cloud’s grandson, Charles Red Cloud, and other dignitaries attended.

Watch the video below for remarks from the special guests.

Clint Eastwood and Paul Brinegar from the popular TV show Rawhide had fans coming out to the airport to greet them ahead of the Gold Rush. The pair made some appearances and interviews along with meeting and signing autographs. At the Gold Rush location they appeared in character as Rowdy Yates (Eastwood) and Whishbone (Brinegar). Check out When Clint Eastwood Came to KELOLAND for more.

Big band favorite Lawrence Welk delighted fans with music and dance.