Section C: Transitions
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Section C: Transitions


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PRESS & DAKOTAN SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2011 1939 YANKTON 150: PAGE 5C 72 YEARS 2011 DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, INC. (Right) Starting out with a small warehouse in the Pure Ice Co., John A. Conkling went into business. The railroad track across the street made for convenient delivery from the breweries. (Left) John takes a break from his route to pose beside one of the delivery vehicles in the company s fleet (Right) At the time, one of the area s more popular brews was Blatz Beer. Keeping supplies stocked with John (at right), is his brother-in-law, Cy Ackerman (Left) Getting together with a crowd of thirsty patrons at The Round-Up Room (located in the basement of the old Gurney Hotel), John (far right), enjoys one of this products. (Right) John s son Dan, ran the family business which was located on the east end of Yankton in the warehouse Conkling s constructed in 1972 (Left) Today, at their current location on East Hwy. 50 since 1998. We are proud to have served Yankton and the surrounding communities for over 70 years. E. HWY 50, YANKTON 665-9351
72 Years
John A. Conkling Distributing
44414 SD Hwy 50
Phone: 605-665-9351