In November of 2014, the state of South Dakota will celebrate its' 125th anniversary of becoming a state. One of the many activities around the state was a wagon train that traveled from Yankton, SD to Pierre, SD. These two cities are important in South Dakota's history because Yankton was chosen as the Dakota Territory's first capital in 1862 and Pierre was chosen at the Capitol City of South Dakota in 1889.
The wagon train began its' journey on September 3rd, 2014 in Yankton and would end on September 20, 2014 at the State Capitol building in Pierre. I was able to photograph a small portion of their journey along highway 34 on Friday, September 19th as they approached their final overnight destination. I was also able to visit them the next morning on the 20th to get some photos as they got ready for the final leg of their journey. I have photos as they left the Farm Island Recreation Area and also as they arrived at the Capitol building. There was a short ceremony and then a final parade of all the wagons and riders passing in front of the Capitol building.