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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • SATANTA’S 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

  •      Plans continue in the town of Satanta, Kansas for the celebration of their 100th anniversary.


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  •      Plans continue in the town of Satanta, Kansas for the celebration of their 100th anniversary.
         Additional activities are planned for the annual Satanta Day celebration on May 12, which traditionally emphasizes the link to the Kiowa Indian chief Satanta. Prior to the 10:30 a.m. parade, the 2011 Chief Satanta and Princess (local high school students) will relinquish their reign to the 2012 Chief and Princess. In addition to the annual parade, barbecue and alumni activities, Native American reenactor Ken Weidner will have his tipi set up in the city park.
         The tipi along Highway 56 will also be open with displays of arrowheads, artifacts and photos.
         A presentation by Chief Satanta descendants will take place Saturday afternoon at the high school.
         A just-published book “Satanta – A Century of Progress” will be on sale, as well as calendars with photos of early day Satanta and area. The location of businesses from 1912 to the present will be identified by signs and a “walking tour” map. The Satanta library will feature Satanta student art work in keeping with the centennial theme and offer a chance to win a hand made Sunflower wall hanging. A video presentation of scenes of Satanta through the years will be shown at the annual “old timers” breakfast at the Methodist church and again at the alumni banquet in the evening.
         Additional 100th anniversary activities will continue on July 4th with a community band concert and various “old time” games and contests. On October 20, 2012, residents and visitors will commemorate the date of the actual arrival of the first train to arrive in Satanta. Activities including games and contests and special recognition of the Santa Fe Railroad will coincide
    with the annual “Harvest Fest” sponsored by Satanta Chamber of Commerce.
         The changes and progress in 100 years of small town Satanta and that area of southwest Kansas are proving to be of interest to residents and former residents, as well as visitors to the area.
     
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