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New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Joseph A. Harman

1900 – 1979

 

—Father of the New Ulm Park and Recreation Program —

 
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By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
1. Joseph A. Harman Marker
Inscription. The quality of life in New Ulm improved notably after a young teacher-coach accepted a position at New Ulm High School in 1928. During the succeeding 51 years, "Joe" Harman provided the inspiration that left this community a better place in which to live.

As a teacher and as a coach in the public school system, as director of early park and recreation programs, as first coach of local American Legion baseball teams, as Civil Defense director and as a member of innumerable service and fraternal organizations, Joe taught, guided and helped untold numbers of young people.

Teams he coached in track, football, basketball and baseball were consistently successful. His guidance molded young athletes far beyond physical pursuits and many later became community leaders in their own right.

Joseph Harman was a gentle, quiet person whose actions and words spoke powerfully to help create a better community.

This marker erected by friends and dedicated to the memory of Joe Harman
July, 1980
Committee headed by Mayor Carl L. Wyczawski, Otis Loose and Richard Eichten

 
Erected 1980 by friends of Joe Harman.
 
Location. 44° 18.563′ N, 94° 28.181′ 
Joseph A. Harman Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
2. Joseph A. Harman Marker
west side of marker with duplicate text
W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of North Garden Street and 1st North Street on North Garden Street. Click for map. Marker is at Harman Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Garden Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hermann Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Leavenworth Rescue Expedition (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defenders State Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pioneers of Brown County Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brown County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brown County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Lind Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Ulm.
 
Also see . . .  Minnesota Baseball Greats. Joseph (Joe) Harman. (Submitted on June 29, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Sports
 
Joseph A. Harman Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
3. Joseph A. Harman Marker
Joseph A. Harman Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, June 20, 2013
4. Joseph A. Harman Marker
Harman Park
 
 
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