Posts Tagged ‘south dakota history’

Ed Nelson, WNAX, 1964.

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008



Ed Nelson had only worked for WNAX in Yankton, SD, for a couple years before he was hosting the morning news-and-music show, The Five State Parade, for ‘mid-morning relaxation’. You know that you’re listening to a farmer-focused radio station when 9:10am is ‘mid-morning’. Anyhow, Nelson stays with WNAX for another twenty years or so, retiring in 1988.

Canistota S.D., 1920s

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008


Main Street, Canistota, SD. From a reprint of a real-photo postcard, original appears 1920s. At the far left is the Ortman Hotel. Hotelier Amos Ortman went on to open a chiropractic clinic and develop his “Ortman Technique”.