6th meridian

Saturday August 10, 2019
4 - 9 PM

In 1890, South Dakota was in the midst of a drought. Mellette was doing everything in his power to help settlers and keep them from leaving the state. On a trip to Chicago for aid, Mellette was met by Moses P. Handy, a friend and newspaperman. Handy asked Mellette, “Well, governor, how is South Dakota?”

Mellette replied, “Oh, South Dakota is a swinged cat, better than she looks.”

By swinged, Mellette meant “burnt” or “singed,” according to the article.

The Swinged Cat Aliment & Ale Fest is a celebration of Great Food, Music and Beer.
Tickets On Eventbrite
Music From
Ted & Alice Miller
J. Jeffrey Messerole
Trap Kit
Mississippi Jake

Food Trucks:
     Counterfeit Curbside
     Broken Trellis