The legendary story of Jesse James relived on pontoon ride

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - About a dozen residents from Good Samaritan Society – Prairie Creek took a pontoon ride up Split Rock Creek near Garretson to learn about outlaw Jesse James and how he and his gang were able to navigate these jagged rock formations and hid in the caverns from posse.

“So I did this when I was little with my grandmother and I thought it would be a great idea to bring my own residents out here to experience this awesome pontoon ride,” activity director Taryn Siemonsma-Garry said.

“I’m a dirty 30’s person and we didn’t have boats and things to play with, so this is an experience,” resident Joyce Tlustos said.

“Living off campus and doing activities off campus is something that residents thoroughly enjoy and I always have great turnouts and smiling faces which is what’s important,” Siemonsma-Garry said.

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