Section A: Beginnings
Press & Dakotan

Section A: Beginnings


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    150th Anniversary Commemorative Edition FOUR SECTIONS AUGUST 2011 PRESS&DAKOTAN 75 Yankton150 niversary Of Dakota Terri1861 Dakota Territory Ortory Celebrated 1938 ganized Yankton Made Territorial Capital Chan Gurney Elected To Weekly Dakotian Founded The U.S. Senate 1940 Christ Episcopal Church Yankton s 147th Field Arand First United tillery Unit Mobilized For Methodist Church Service 1941 Local SolFounded 1862 Santee diers Enter World War II Wynn Speece s Neighbor Sioux Uprising Yankton Stockade Built TerritoLady Show Debuts On WNAX 1943 Entrepreneur rial Capitol Built 1866 First Brewery Opens In D.B. Gurney Dies WNAX Yankton First Cemetery Erects World s Tallest Transmitter Tower 1945 Organized 1869 City Of Yankton Incorporated World War II Ends 1946 1871 First Jail Built In Yankton Clinic Opens Yankton First Chamber Cimpl Packing Company Of Commerce Meetings Opens 1947 City Of YankHeld 1872 First National ton Purchases Meridian Bank Opens 1873 Gen. Bridge From Stockholders George Custer And The 1948 First Drive-In Movie 7th Calvary Stop At YankTheater In S.D. Opens In ton And Are Caught In Yankton 1950 Bishop Marty Chapel Built 1952 Blizzard Railroad ServRecord Flooding Seen On ice Arrives In Yankton 1875 Yankton Swells Missouri River GroundFrom Black Hills Gold breaking For Gavins Point Rush Yankton School Dam 1953 Meridian District Organizes Bridge Debt Retired, Tolls End Hillcrest Golf & Weekly Dakotian Becomes A Daily 1876 The Country Club Opens 1955 Yankton Adopts City Man Far West, Captained By ager Form Of Government Grant Marsh, Recovers PHOTO: DAVE TUNGE/DAKOTA AERIALS the Observatory Hill the Yankton Survivors From The Little The garden on Thisslope ofwas taken by Daveon the grounds ofAerials in JulyFederal Prison Camp bloom in celebration of Yankton s KYNT Goes On The Air 150th birthday. image Tunge of Dakota 2011. Big Horn Sacred Heart 1956 Polio Epidemic Hits Church Built 1877 Jack McCall Convicted, Hanged 1879 The Dakota Hos- Yankton Area 1957 Gavins Point Dam Opens Yankton Named An Allpital For The Insane Opens 1881 The Flood Of 1881 Yankton College American City 1958 New Yankton High School Opens On Mulberry Street Founded 1882 Yankton s Last Public Hanging Is Held 1883 Yankton Loses 1960 Dale Electronics Opens 1961 Yankton Celebrates Dakota Territory Territorial Capitol 1884 Sacred Heart School Organized 1887 First City Hall Centennial Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery Opens Yankton County Built 1888 Blizzard Of 88 Strikes Region Sioux Chief Struck-By-The-Ree Historical Society Organizes 1965 Chan Gurney Municipal Airport DediDies 1889 South Dakota Becomes A State Sacred Heart Monastery Relo- cated 1967 First Yankton Soldier Dies In Vietnam War 1968 New Sacred cates To Yankton 1893 Gurney Seed and Nursery Co. Moves To Yankton Heart Church Opens 1969 Mount Marty College Goes Co-Ed 1970 Yankton 1896 South Dakota State Fair Held In Yankton For First Time 1897 Sacred Mall Opens Yankton College Coaching Legend Carl Youngworth Named Heart Hospital Opens 1898 Soldiers From Yankton-Based Company C Par- The First Citizen Of The Year 1971 The New Dakota Territorial Museum ticipate In Spanish-American War 1899 President William McKinley Visits Opens 1973 Yankton Community Library Opens 1974 Yankton State HospiYankton To Welcome Home Troops 1900 Presidential Candidate William tal Renamed South Dakota Human Services Center Yankton High School Jennings Bryan Speaks In Yankton 1901 The Union Block Fire 1902 YankGirls Athletic Teams Dubbed Gazelles 1975 Yankton County Safety Center ton Masonic Temple Built Dakota Theatre Built 1903 President Theodore Dedicated 1976 Alumax Opens 1978 Missouri River From Yankton To Ponca Roosevelt Speaks In Yankton Yankton s Carnage Library Opens 1904 Designated As A National Recreational River 1979 Human Services Center Rosebud Land Rush Floods Yankton With More Than 57,000 Claimants Celebrates Its Centennial 1981 New Sacred Heart Hospital Opens 1982 1905 Yankton County Courthouse Opens Downtown Yankton Post Office Merger Forms Yankton Medical Clinic John Mathis Murder Trial Held In Opens State Fair Moves From Yankton To Huron 1906 Yankton High Yankton 1983 Fire Guts WNAX Downtown Building 1984 Yankton College School s First Girls Basketball Team Organized 1909 Dakota National Bank Closes First Riverboat Days Held 1985 Former Sen. Chan Gurney Dies Founded 1911 The 50th Anniversary Of Dakota Territory Celebrated 1914 South Dakota Magazine Founded 1988 Mount Marty College s Laddie E. First Medical Clinic In South Dakota Opens In Yankton 1915 Women Vote In Cimpl Arena Opens Yankton Federal Prison Camp Opens 1989 Yankton A Yankton Election For the First Time 1916 The Nickname Greyhounds Celebrates State Centennial 1991 Charlie Battery Soldiers Engage In PerProposed For Yankton College Athletic Teams 1917 U.S. Enters First World sian Gulf War 1992 Donald Moeller Murder Trial Held In Yankton, Receives War Rhine Creek Renamed Marne Creek 1918 Global Influenza Epidemic Death Penalty 1993 St. Benedict Catholic Church Opens Heavy Rains, Impacts Yankton World War I Ends 1921 Ernest Bowyer Post 791 Organ- Flooding Hit Yankton Area Fox Run Golf Course Opens 1996 Yankton High ized 1922 WNAX Goes On The Air 1924 Meridian Bridge Opens YHS Bas- School/Summit Activities Center Opens New Human Services Center ketball Team Falls In National Finals 1927 Lawrence Welk Gives First Opens 1998 Bernie Hunhoff Loses Gubernatorial Bid 2000 Gurney s Seed Yankton Performance 1928 Yankton s First Airport Opens 1931 First NaAnd Nursery Leaves Yankton 2001 Yankton Responds To 9/11 Attacks 2003 Yankton County Government Center Opens 2004 Yankton Celebrates The tional Bank & Trust And Dakota National Bank Merge Huge Dust Storm Smothers Yankton, Symbolizing The Start Of The Dirty Thirties Yankton Lewis And Clark Bicentennial 2005 Charlie Battery Soldiers Killed In Iraq College s Smokey Joe Mendel Ties World Record In The 100-Yard Dash 2008 Discovery Bridge Dedicated 2009 Christmas Blizzard Paralyzes 1932 U.S. Vice President Yankton 2010 Matt Michels Charles Curtis Campaigns In Elected Lieutenant Governor Yankton 1935 New Yankton 2011 Yankton Celebrates Its City Hall Built 1936 Mount 150th Anniversary The Marty Founded 75th AnMissouri River Flood Of 2011 A Story 150 Years (And More) In The Making!