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South Dakota’s Great Places: Geddes Historic District

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PIERRE, S.D. – There is a place in South Dakota that 250 people call home. Though this community is small, it is filled with history showcasing the way life once was. The Geddes Historic District in Geddes is a Great Place in South Dakota.

The community lies on the Lewis & Clark Expedition Trail. Geddes Historic District is only eight miles from the Missouri River. Visitors may be interested in taking the Native American Scenic Byway which can also be accessed in the Geddes area.

Within the Historic District Village visitors will find a restored original 1895 log cabin, an original 1895 rural school house, the childhood home of former South Dakota Governor Peter Norbeck, a 1900 claims shanty and a pioneer cemetery.

Visitors will also have a chance to see a replica of Lewis & Clark’s keelboat that they used to travel the Missouri River on their expedition.


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Wanda Goodman
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