Fort Pierre 200th Bicentennial Parade/Celebration, 2017
The collection consists of numerous photographs taken during Fort Pierre’s 200th Bicentennial Parade/Celebration, on September 15-17, 2017. Fort Pierre is noted as the location of the first permanent white settlement in present day South Dakota. Joseph LaFramboise opened a fur trading post at the junction of the Bad and Missouri rivers in 1817. A number of fur and military posts remained in the vicinity for several years. A special opening ceremony was held Friday evening which featured the history of Fort Pierre. Former First Lady Pat Miller read a proclamation by Governor Dennis Daugaard, recognizing the significance of Fort Pierre’s achievement. State Historical Society Director Jay Vogt provided a history of the Fort Pierre area. The parade featured over 200 horses, 40 wagons, three stagecoaches and over 200 riders and walkers. There were also two marching bands.
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