Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
With a pioneer spirit Hazel O'Connor has continually let the way toward a better Sioux Falls. One of her many special concerns has been the Big Sioux River and the falls, the city's namesake. As a leader of the City Federation of Women's clubs, she urged the restoration of Falls Park and continues to be its greatest champion. As a charter member of the River Improvement Society (RISE), she has worked for the realization of today's Big Sioux River greenway. Her vision, perseverance, and dedication is an inspiration for her generation and for future generations to preserve the Quality of life in Sioux Falls.
This Plaque is place in appreciation from a grateful community.
Erected 1981 by River Improvement Society (RISE), City Commission-Sioux Falls Park Board.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Settlements & Settlers • Women.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux Falls SD 57104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Legacy of Ice and Rock (a few steps from this marker); Prison Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); Falls Park Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monarch of the Plains (about 400 feet away); The Sioux Quartzite (about 400 feet away); Inland Seas (about 400 feet away); The Promise of Electricity (about 400 feet away); Hive of the Queen City (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 204 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.