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Yankton County, what a wonderful place! Yankton County is an amazing place to live or visit, with strong agricultural, manufacturing, and tourism sectors that are all working together to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Yankton County prides itself on our clean air, clean water, and our pleasing environment. The county is named for the Yankton band of Sioux Indians who lived in the area since the early 1700s and Dan Klimisch has long been associated with Chairman, Yankton County Commission its two river systems. The James River runs through the center of the county from north to south and the Missouri River forms our southern border with Nebraska. The two rivers meet just a few miles east of Yankton. Pierre Dorion was the first non-native person to reside here. Dorion married a Yankton Sioux woman name Holy Rainbow 20 years before the arrival of Lewis and Clark in 1804. The first known white woman to visit Yankton County was Pelagie Guerette LaBarge, traveling on the Missouri River in 1847 on a steamboat piloted by her husband Captain Joseph Marie LaBarge. Major William Lyman was the first known white settler in Yankton County in 1857. Lyman established a ferry across the James River along with a small trading post. In 1861, the Dakota Territorial Government was established with the City of Yankton designated as the first capital. Yankton County has always been an early and important part of the rich history of the Dakota Territory and the State of South Dakota. The rich history of Yankton County is preserved through many historic buildings, historical sites and of course our wonderful citizens. (http://www.co.yankton.sd.us) Whether you are a lifelong resident, first time visitor, or a returning friend, I sincerely welcome you and your family to our wonderful community. Yankton County, what a wonderful place! Dan Klimisch Chairman Yankton County Commission USE YOUR ABILITIES TO CREATE MORE… … 605-665 605-665-4425 605 665-4425 hr@appliedeng.com Aerospace Manufacturing at it’s BEST! 2008 SD-50, Yankton, SD 57078-6408, United States Positions open all shifts! Ask about our shift differentials! Positions open onon all shifts! Ask about or shift differentials! YANKTON COUNTY GUIDE 2019v5
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