“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Iroquois in Kingsbury County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

Harvy Dunn and Grace Ingalls Dow

Harvy Dunn and Grace Ingalls Dow Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 29, 2018
1. Harvy Dunn and Grace Ingalls Dow Marker

Harvy Dunn

Famed painter and illustrator Harvey Dunn was born on his parents' homestead just south of Manchester on March 8, 1884. He devoted his first 17 years to farm work, schooling, and drawing. By the age of 20, the young Dunn had studied at South Dakota Agriculture College and the Chicago Art Institute. Then, he went east, where he learned with and from artists such as Howard Pyle and N. C. Wyeth, who was best man at the Dunn's 1908 wedding. Early on, Dunn illustrated books and magazines for Scribner's, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Weekly, and Harper's and was one of eight graphic reporters on the front lines of World War I. His paintings of South Dakota pioneers and landscapes, such as "The Prairie is My Garden," often reflect life in the Manchester area. Harv, as people here knew him, spent part of every year visiting his sister Carrie Reiland on the home place and chatting with friends and neighbors here in town. Prior to his death in 1952, Harv Dunn admitted that "my search for other horizons has led me around to my first."

Grace Ingalls Dow

Known worldwide as "Baby
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Grace" in her sister, Laura Ingalls Wilder's books, Grace Pearl Ingalls was born May 23, 1877, in Burr Oak, Iowa, the youngest child of Charles and Caroline Ingalls. After growing up with her family in De Smet, she became a teacher in Manchester. Grace met and later married Nathan "Nate" Dow, on October 16, 1901. Their farmstead, about a mile from the town of Manchester, was near the Redstone Creek. Grace passed away in Manchester on November 10, 1941, and is buried in the De Smet Cemetery. However, Grace Ingalls Dow lives on in the imaginations of all who are enthralled by her sister's timeless books.
Erected 2007 by Bill and Ruby (Palmlund) Maley.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicSettlements & SettlersWomen. A significant historical date for this entry is March 8, 1884.
Location. 44° 22.181′ N, 97° 43.224′ W. Marker is near Iroquois, South Dakota, in Kingsbury County. Marker is on Kingsbury Ave., 0.1 miles north of U.S. 14, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 Kingsbury Ave, Iroquois SD 57353, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manchester (here, next to this marker); The Manchester Tornado (here, next to this marker); Manchester, South Dakota (here, next to this marker); Town Hall and Town Pump
The Manchester Town Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, May 29, 2018
2. The Manchester Town Monument
(here, next to this marker); KELO-LAND Centennial Gold Rush (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvey Dunn, N.A. (approx. ¼ mile away); Father Pierre Jean De Smet (approx. 8.1 miles away); St. Matthew Lutheran Church (approx. 8.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iroquois.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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May. 31, 2023