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On This Day
Joseph Ward, the founder of the first high school and the first college in Dakota Territory, was born today in 1838 in Perry Center, N.Y. After attending Andover Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, Ward accepted a position at First Congregational Church in Yankton. Soon after his appointment Ward organized Yankton Academy, the territory's first private school, which later became Yankton High School. In 1881 Ward founded and became the first president of Yankton College.
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May 3, 2016
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April 28, 2016
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April 27, 2016
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