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Sioux City in Woodbury County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Prospect Hill

American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Site

 
 
Prospect Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, March 30, 2016
1. Prospect Hill Monument
Inscription.

Erected by Iowa Presbyterians

In Memory of
Rev. Sheldon Jackson
Rev. T.H. Cleland
Rev. J.C. Elliott

Pioneer Missionaries who on
April 29, 1869 from this hill top
viewed the great unchurched
areas and after prayer went out
to win the west for Christ.


Cleland ------ Jackson ------ Elliott
(Marker Number 402.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the American Presbyterian and Reformed Historic Sites marker series.
 
Location. 42° 29.638′ N, 96° 24.958′ W. Marker is in Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. Marker is at the intersection of Bluff St. and W. 1st St. on Bluff St.. Touch for map. This monument is in a green area on the edge of the hill. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux City IA 51101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Lewis & Clark Expedition (approx. 0.2 miles away); M.V. Sergeant Floyd (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Spirit of Siouxland (approx. half a mile away); Floyd Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sergeant Charles Floyd
Prospect Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, March 30, 2016
2. Prospect Hill Monument
(approx. 2.9 miles away); The Death of Sergeant Floyd (approx. 2.9 miles away); Sergeant Floyd Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux City.
 
Regarding Prospect Hill. The Prospect Hill Monument is one of 445 American Presbyterian and Reformed Historical Sites registered between 1973 and 2003 by the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS), headquartered in Philadelphia. Approved sites received a metal plaque featuring John Calvinís seal and the siteís registry number (PHS marker location unknown).

The following text is taken from the Presbyterian Historical Society website:

The Prospect Hill Monument commemorates where, in 1869, Sheldon Jackson, Rev. T.C. Cleland, and Rev. J.C. Elliot prayed before they began their great missionary effort. The Prospect Hill Monument, a 12-foot high concrete obelisk surrounded by an iron fence, was constructed in 1913 in Prospect Terrace Park. The three men who prayed on that hillside in 1869 lived to see their efforts honored. The monumentís inscription commends Jackson, Cleland, and Elliott as “pioneer missionaries who
Over looking Prospect Hill image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, March 30, 2016
3. Over looking Prospect Hill
on April 29, 1869, from this hill top viewed the great unchurched areas and after prayer went out to win the West for Christ.” Hillside erosion threatened the monument, so it was rebuilt a few feet from its previous location and rededicated in April 1969.

 
Also see . . .  Sioux City History - Prospect Hill. (Submitted on January 17, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Additional keywords. Pioneer Missionaries
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 17, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 17, 2017, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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