- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Dennis Daugaard and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple are slated to greet a wagon train when it arrives in South Dakota’s capital city next week.

The wagon train is part of South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood. It is slated to arrive in Pierre on Sept. 20 after a nearly 260-mile journey through the state.

Officials say more than 50 wagons and about 200 people are part of the wagon train.

North Dakota and South Dakota were both granted statehood on Nov. 2, 1889, when President Benjamin Harrison signed the admission papers for the two states. North Dakota became the 39th state and South Dakota the 40th.

Both states are planning various events to mark the 125th anniversaries.


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