Yankton featured in South Dakota Magazine South Dakota's most historic town, and the timeless river that created it, are featured in the November/December issue of South Dakota Magazine.
Life in Yankton has always revolved around the Missouri River. Its very name is derived from the Dakota, "e-hank-ton-wan," or People of the End Village. The river brought Lewis and Clark, steamboats, color and growth to the budding town, and eventually the capital of Dakota Territory. It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that, without the Missouri, Yankton might not exist.
Yankton has had more than its share of characters in the past � from fur trader Pierre Dorian to the outlaw Jack McCall � but every generation has produced its own leaders and personalities.
Among the modern Yanktonians featured in Jennifer Nielson's story are brick mason and historian Bob Hanson, chamber of commerce director Bob Cappel, business people Diane and Brian Norton, main street spark Michael Freeman, downtown promoters Cena and Curt Bernard, teacher-to-be Jacki Ellis, pharmacist Phil Dohn and Sister Cynthia Binder of Sacred Heart Monastery, not to mention the patrons of the Ice House, South Dakota's only drive-in bar.
Nielson takes readers to Riverboat Days, on a tour of Yankton's theater and art and recreation venues, even hiking the new Auld-Brokaw trail through the middle of town.
The "end village" may be only beginning.
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