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This photo taken Dec. 21 in Pierre shows Jim Wegner, owner of Wegner Auto Company, the oldest car dealership in the state, in his showroom. His great-grandfather Harry Wegner, a mill operator from Nebraska, traveled up the Missouri River in the early 1900s to see the newly established permanent state capital of Pierre, eventually becoming enamored with the area and beginning the family business. (AP photo)

SD's oldest car dealership in Pierre wraps up 105th year

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PIERRE -- The owner of a newfangled horseless carriage in the early 20th century wouldn't recognize much about the cars now on the road. But he would still recognize the name of the family in Pierre to see for all things automotive -- Wegner.


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