Take Short Drive East

Got time for a short drive? Leave Yankton on Whiting Street (aka Old Highway 50), travel a few miles to Mission Hill and look for the old, weathered statue of Abraham Lincoln. Return to Old 50 and proceed east. You are now in the “hay capital of the world,” because the flat river bottomland is ideal for alfalfa. During haying season, stop the car and enjoy the aroma. Big round hay bales weigh about 1,000 pounds and the small squares are 100 pounds. Hungry yet? The friendly Hay Shed on Gayville’s main street has morning sweets and noon specials. Return to Yankton on “new” U.S. Highway 50.

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