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Yankton's rich river history

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If the Missouri River running through Yankton, South Dakota could talk it would give you endless stories. The Missouri River has been a staple in Yankton, South Dakota since it started as a village back in 1859. Whether you're out on the water, or walking by its banks people living in Yankton will tell you it's the best part of town.

Years ago the river brought steamboats to Yankton and years later people living here still have all the pride in the world about their town's rich river history.

Besides the river there are plenty of other things to check out in Yankton. Churches like the Christ Episcopal Church now 150 years old. You'll also find the place where Jack McCall, the man who shot and killed Wild Bill Hickock, was tried and hanged back in 1877.

Yankton also has a beautiful downtown area full of historic buildings and store fronts. People living in Yankton will tell you they have a wonderful sense of community and look forward to welcoming you to their city when you stop by.

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