Yankton College

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Yankton College Historic District
Yankton Federal Prison Camp 2.JPG
Yankton College is located in South Dakota
Yankton College
Location Yankton, South Dakota
Coordinates 42°52′49″N 97°23′25″W / 42.8803°N 97.3903°W / 42.8803; -97.3903Coordinates: 42°52′49″N 97°23′25″W / 42.8803°N 97.3903°W / 42.8803; -97.3903
Built 1894
Architect Elmslie,George
Architectural style Romanesque
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82003949[1]
Added to NRHP March 22, 1982
The Yankton College Conservatory in 1912.

Yankton College was a small liberal arts college in Yankton, South Dakota, affiliated with the Congregational Christian Churches (later the United Church of Christ).

Founded in 1881, it was the first institution of higher learning in the Dakota Territory. The man primarily responsible for the college's establishment was Joseph Ward, a local pastor and educator who is one of the two South Dakotans represented in Statuary Hall.

It is probably best known today as the college which NFL football player Lyle Alzado attended. The college's athletic teams were known as the Greyhounds. The football stadium (Crane Youngworth Field) is now used as the home field for the Yankton High School football teams.

Yankton College closed in December 1984, and its campus became the site of Federal Prison Camp, Yankton[2] which opened four years later.[3]

The University of South Dakota - Springfield, a public university in the same state also originally established in 1881, also closed in 1984, and its campus became the site of a state prison.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Green, Doug. "From "College Town" to "Prison Town"." Federal Prisons Journal. Federal Bureau of Corrections, Volume 1, No. 1. Northern hemisphere Summer 1989. 25 (26/45). Retrieved on October 3, 2010.
  3. ^ http://www.yanktoncollege.org/AboutUs/History.aspx
  4. ^ http://doc.sd.gov/adult/facilities/mdsp/mdsp.aspx
  5. ^ "Lyle Martin Alzado". Find A Grave. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gabor S. Boritt". National Endowment for the Humanities. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "BOTTUM, Joseph H., (1903 - 1984)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Baseball's First Woman Umpire Dies". Schenectady Gazette. 22 July 1971. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Dr. Riley W. Gardner Obituary". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Les Goodman". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Alvin Hansen Biography". Encyclopedia of World Biography on Alvin Hansen. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  12. ^ http://www.yanktoncollege.org/Portals/0/2010%20BULLETIN.pdf
  13. ^ "Nancy Lenehan". IMDb. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Ruben Mendoza". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  15. ^ Martin, Douglas (May 2, 2012). "Earl Rose, Coroner When Kennedy Was Shot, Dies at 85". The New York Times (New York). Retrieved April 1, 2013. 

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