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The Yankton College Conservatory in 1912
Yankton College Historic District
|Location||Yankton, South Dakota|
|NRHP reference #||82003949|
|Added to NRHP||March 22, 1982|
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. Yankton College produced 9 Rhodes Scholars, more than any other South Dakota higher education institution.
The campus was declared the Yankton College Historic District in 1982 due to the presence of a group of buildings designed by architect George Grant Elmslie. Between 1927 and 1932, Elmslie designed seven structures for the college, of which several were built:
- Campus Library (1927/1928)
- Forbes Hall of Science (1929)
- Look Chapel, project (1929)
- Power plant (1930)
- Look Dormitory for Men (1931)
- Conservatory of Music (1932)
- Gymnasium, project (1932)
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.
- Lyle Alzado, former professional All Pro American football defensive end of the National Football League
- Gabor Boritt, the Robert Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College
- Joseph H. Bottum, 27th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota and a member of the United States Senate
- Amanda Clement (1888–1971), first paid female umpire
- Riley Gardner, psychologist
- Les Goodman, former running back in the National Football League
- Alvin Hansen, professor of economics at Harvard
- Michael Jaffe, TV and film producer
- Nancy Lenehan, American actress
- Ruben Mendoza, strength and conditioning coach and a former guard in the National Football League
- Earl Rose, Dallas County medical examiner at the time of the assassination of John F. Kennedy
- Dean Wink, former defensive end in the National Football League and member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
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- "Dean Wink Stats | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Retrieved January 2, 2015.
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