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Trapping A Piece of the Past


PIERRE, S.D. – Trap a piece of the past in Geddes, August 8-10, during Fur Trader Days.

"Fur Trader Days ties the past into the present," said Ron Dufek, vice president of Geddes Fur Traders, Inc. "We’re proud of our history and heritage and want people to help us celebrate it."

Fur Trader Days features an antique parade, flea market and craft show, tractor rodeo, petting zoo, and softball. There will also be an antique tractor pull, horse shoe pitching, and mounted shooters where riders mount horses and shoot at targets.

A visit to the historical village on Main Street in Geddes reveals the importance of the city’s past. The village includes Peter Norbeck’s boyhood home, a WNAX "fair price" gas station, a replica of a keel boat that Lewis and Clark used, and the original Papineau Trading Post.

For more information about the Geddes Fur Trader Days visit or contact Ron Dufek at (605) 337-2501.

The In Your Own Backyard series is a project of the South Dakota Office of Tourism designed to highlight unique areas and attractions all across South Dakota. Click on the special "In Your Own Backyard" link at to access the complete list of articles.

The In Your Own Backyard series is part of Goal 1 of the 2010 Initiative to double visitor spending in South Dakota. The Office of Tourism serves under the direction of Richard Benda, Secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.