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'Keep Geddes Caged' was the theme of this float, filmed by Lawrence Cool of Platte.
"Keep Geddes Caged" was the theme of this float, filmed by Lawrence Cool of Platte.

A Cool Collection

Jul 6, 2012

Scenes from Platte's past are now available for online viewing, thanks to the South Dakota State Historical Society. They partnered with the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve and share short silent films by Lawrence H. Cool, a Platte resident in the 1930s. The snippets of Charles Mix County activity include a visit from Governor William J. Bulow, the construction of the Lake Platte spillway and a parade through town. (If the float banners are to believed, Geddes was in big trouble.)

View these slices of life at the South Dakota Digital Archives

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