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Trail ride, community celebration honors 100th anniversary of Scotty Philip, July 16-23

TSLN staff reports

The communities of Philip, Midland and Ft. Pierre, SD, and all points in between, invite the public to join the Verendrye Museum Association sponsored Scotty Philip 100th Anniversary Trail ride, or to visit evening programs as the trail ride follows the old Bad River Trail.

Evening programs will feature authors, historians, local historians and period music. The trail follows one of the oldest Indian trails in South Dakota, originally the path of the buffalo from the Missouri to the Black Hills.

This year’s historic event begins with the first ever “Scotty Philip Days,” July 16-17 in Philip. The community festival features entertainment for all, including horse races, demonstrations, a bust of Scotty Philip presentation, music and food. Special guest speaker Sheila Philip, Scotty’s grand niece, will also make a presentation.

After a farewell parade out of Philip at 10 a.m. on July 17, the wagon train will continue its daily eastward trek, stopping for a Midland celebration on July 18, then on to Ft. Pierre with stops at other historic ghost towns along the way. A special program will wind up the commemoration with a parade and program in Ft. Pierre, beginning at 4 p.m. on July 23.

More than 70 cowboys, cowgirls, dudes, kids and waddies have signed up to serve as Pony Express couriers. Special letters will be carried by Pony Express or stagecoach using an exclusively designed Scotty Philip envelope and cancellation stamp from area communities and ranches along the trail. These letters should have been turned in to post offices along the trail by July 12.

Souvenir T-shirts, caps, visors, maps, etc. will be available at the Administration table. Please note, for insurance purposes, anyone who rides horseback or in the wagons, must wear a button for liability protection.

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For a complete schedule of the Scotty Philip Days celebration, including times and location of each event, visit tsln.com.

The communities of Philip, Midland and Ft. Pierre, SD, and all points in between, invite the public to join the Verendrye Museum Association sponsored Scotty Philip 100th Anniversary Trail ride, or to visit evening programs as the trail ride follows the old Bad River Trail.

Evening programs will feature authors, historians, local historians and period music. The trail follows one of the oldest Indian trails in South Dakota, originally the path of the buffalo from the Missouri to the Black Hills.

This year’s historic event begins with the first ever “Scotty Philip Days,” July 16-17 in Philip. The community festival features entertainment for all, including horse races, demonstrations, a bust of Scotty Philip presentation, music and food. Special guest speaker Sheila Philip, Scotty’s grand niece, will also make a presentation.

After a farewell parade out of Philip at 10 a.m. on July 17, the wagon train will continue its daily eastward trek, stopping for a Midland celebration on July 18, then on to Ft. Pierre with stops at other historic ghost towns along the way. A special program will wind up the commemoration with a parade and program in Ft. Pierre, beginning at 4 p.m. on July 23.

More than 70 cowboys, cowgirls, dudes, kids and waddies have signed up to serve as Pony Express couriers. Special letters will be carried by Pony Express or stagecoach using an exclusively designed Scotty Philip envelope and cancellation stamp from area communities and ranches along the trail. These letters should have been turned in to post offices along the trail by July 12.

Souvenir T-shirts, caps, visors, maps, etc. will be available at the Administration table. Please note, for insurance purposes, anyone who rides horseback or in the wagons, must wear a button for liability protection.

For a complete schedule of the Scotty Philip Days celebration, including times and location of each event, visit tsln.com.

The communities of Philip, Midland and Ft. Pierre, SD, and all points in between, invite the public to join the Verendrye Museum Association sponsored Scotty Philip 100th Anniversary Trail ride, or to visit evening programs as the trail ride follows the old Bad River Trail.

Evening programs will feature authors, historians, local historians and period music. The trail follows one of the oldest Indian trails in South Dakota, originally the path of the buffalo from the Missouri to the Black Hills.

This year’s historic event begins with the first ever “Scotty Philip Days,” July 16-17 in Philip. The community festival features entertainment for all, including horse races, demonstrations, a bust of Scotty Philip presentation, music and food. Special guest speaker Sheila Philip, Scotty’s grand niece, will also make a presentation.

After a farewell parade out of Philip at 10 a.m. on July 17, the wagon train will continue its daily eastward trek, stopping for a Midland celebration on July 18, then on to Ft. Pierre with stops at other historic ghost towns along the way. A special program will wind up the commemoration with a parade and program in Ft. Pierre, beginning at 4 p.m. on July 23.

More than 70 cowboys, cowgirls, dudes, kids and waddies have signed up to serve as Pony Express couriers. Special letters will be carried by Pony Express or stagecoach using an exclusively designed Scotty Philip envelope and cancellation stamp from area communities and ranches along the trail. These letters should have been turned in to post offices along the trail by July 12.

Souvenir T-shirts, caps, visors, maps, etc. will be available at the Administration table. Please note, for insurance purposes, anyone who rides horseback or in the wagons, must wear a button for liability protection.

For a complete schedule of the Scotty Philip Days celebration, including times and location of each event, visit tsln.com.

The communities of Philip, Midland and Ft. Pierre, SD, and all points in between, invite the public to join the Verendrye Museum Association sponsored Scotty Philip 100th Anniversary Trail ride, or to visit evening programs as the trail ride follows the old Bad River Trail.

Evening programs will feature authors, historians, local historians and period music. The trail follows one of the oldest Indian trails in South Dakota, originally the path of the buffalo from the Missouri to the Black Hills.

This year’s historic event begins with the first ever “Scotty Philip Days,” July 16-17 in Philip. The community festival features entertainment for all, including horse races, demonstrations, a bust of Scotty Philip presentation, music and food. Special guest speaker Sheila Philip, Scotty’s grand niece, will also make a presentation.

After a farewell parade out of Philip at 10 a.m. on July 17, the wagon train will continue its daily eastward trek, stopping for a Midland celebration on July 18, then on to Ft. Pierre with stops at other historic ghost towns along the way. A special program will wind up the commemoration with a parade and program in Ft. Pierre, beginning at 4 p.m. on July 23.

More than 70 cowboys, cowgirls, dudes, kids and waddies have signed up to serve as Pony Express couriers. Special letters will be carried by Pony Express or stagecoach using an exclusively designed Scotty Philip envelope and cancellation stamp from area communities and ranches along the trail. These letters should have been turned in to post offices along the trail by July 12.

Souvenir T-shirts, caps, visors, maps, etc. will be available at the Administration table. Please note, for insurance purposes, anyone who rides horseback or in the wagons, must wear a button for liability protection.

For a complete schedule of the Scotty Philip Days celebration, including times and location of each event, visit tsln.com.

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