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Luce Pioneer Day

Madison, SD

Lake Herman State Park

Luce Pioneer Day is an event recreating history of living on the prairie on the homestead of Herman Luce. Lake Herman and the State Park is named after Herman Luce and annually a celebration is held reenacting the era he and his son William lived as the first settlers at Lake Herman. They settled the timberland on the east side of the lake and assumed squatters' rights on June 17, 1870.The log cabin in the park was built for Herman Luce in the summer of 1871. The cabin is made of sturdy oak logs hand-hewn to fit snugly and chinked to keep out the cold. Activities include demonstrations of roping and hatchet throwing and participating in butter churning, shelling corn, and candle making. In addition, people get to sample fresh bread from a Dutch oven. Be a part of history on the shores of Lake Herman on Luce Pioneer Day.

Event Dates
Jun 14, 2014

Hours
10 AM to 3:00 PM

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Address

23409 State Park Drive
Madison, SD

Website

Website

Email

john.bame@state.sd.us

Contact

John Bame
Lake Herman State Park

Phone

General: 605-256-5003
Fax: 605-256-5004

Accessible

Yes

Admissions

Free

Tags

Historical Event
Park Event