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Aberdeen in Brown County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Andrew Melgaard

 
 
Andrew Melgaard Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, September 11, 2015
1. Andrew Melgaard Statue and Marker
Inscription.
This statue erected in memory of
Andrew Melgaard
Pioneer
Who Presented this park to
The City of Aberdeen

 
Erected 1931 by City of Aberdeen, South Dakota.
 
Location. 45° 26.769′ N, 98° 28.846′ W. Marker is in Aberdeen, South Dakota, in Brown County. Touch for map. The marker is located in the middle of Melgaard Park. Park near the playground and walk north. There is an entrance to Melgaard Park off of Melgaard Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 East Melgaard Rd., Aberdeen SD 57401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. F.W. Sallet and the Dakota Freie Presse (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); South Dakota Boy's State (approx. 0.4 miles away); Aberdeen, South Dakota Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Swisher Field (approx. 1.3 miles away); Clark Swisher (approx. 1.3 miles away); Donald S. Reshetar (approx. 1.3 miles away); Albert D. Sahli (approx. 1.3 miles away); James Kretchman (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aberdeen.
 
Regarding Andrew Melgaard. Melgaard Park got its start in 1909 when Andrew
View of the Andrew Melgaard Statue image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, November 12, 2015
2. View of the Andrew Melgaard Statue
Melgaard, a pioneer of the Aberdeen area, generously donated 11 acres to the city and offered to sell another 14 acres at $250 per acre.
 
Also see . . .
1. Aberdeen Area History - Melgaard Park. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
2. Visit Aberdeen, South Dakota. Visitors Bureau with information on parks in Aberdeen, South Dakota. (Submitted on November 12, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.) 
 
Additional keywords. Melgaard Park
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Andrew Melgaard Staue - Closeup image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyck, September 11, 2015
3. Andrew Melgaard Staue - Closeup
Melgaard Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, November 12, 2015
4. Melgaard Park Entrance
 
 
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