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Sioux Falls in Minnehaha County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Helen Gale McKennan

1841 - 1906

 
 
Helen Gale McKennan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 3, 2017
1. Helen Gale McKennan Marker
Inscription.  

An early pioneer and land
speculator in Sioux Falls,
Helen McKennan
recognized a need for
city parks. She donated
her home and 20 acres of
adjacent land in 1906 to
become what is now
known as McKennan Park.

Martin Wanserski
Sculptor
2008

 
Erected 2008.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWomen.
 
Location. 43° 31.823′ N, 96° 43.363′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker is located in McKennan Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 S 3rd Ave, Sioux Falls SD 57105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sioux Falls Municipal Band (within shouting distance of this marker); Lady Liberty (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pillars of the Nation (about 800 feet away); Lost Bird (approx. 0.6 miles away); From Glory to Glory (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Helen Gale McKennan Marker and Sulpture image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 3, 2017
2. Helen Gale McKennan Marker and Sulpture
The Old Yankton Trail and Stage Road (approx. ¾ mile away); AAUW Sioux Falls Branch (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Government Building (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
 
McKennan Park image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 3, 2017
3. McKennan Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 28, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 28, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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