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Huron in Beadle County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

W. Glenn Sloan

Engineer Man of Vision

 
 
W. Glenn Sloan Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
1. W. Glenn Sloan Marker
Inscription.  While with the Bureau of Reclamation, Glenn Sloan saw the possibility of using mountain water from the Missouri River to develop irrigation in the James River Valley.

His vision and determination made possible the broadened multi-purpose development of the Missouri River Basin by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Corps of Engineers, in what is known as the Pick-Sloan Plan of Basin Development, to provide water for irrigation and power as well as flood control, navigation, recreation, and municipal use.

This Parkway is given his name as a token of our appreciation for his contribution to this community and State.
 
Erected 1962 by Millard C. Scott & South Dakota State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 349.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureCharity & Public WorkWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the South Dakota State Historical Society Markers series list.
 
Location. 44° 22.201′ N, 98° 11.939′ 
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W. Marker is in Huron, South Dakota, in Beadle County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street NE (U.S. 14) and Jersey Avenue NE, on the right when traveling east on 4th Street NE. Marker is located near the northwest corner of the Huron Baseball Park grounds, at the north edge of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huron SD 57350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of the World's Largest Pheasant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pyle Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); Votes for Women (approx. ¾ mile away); Dr. Karl J. Blessinger (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Jeffrey S. Wheeler (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Legacy Park Garden! (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Howard L. Saylor, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dr. Paul H. Hohm (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huron.
 
Also see . . .  William Glenn Sloan. William Glenn Sloan was an American inventor and scientist who was co-author of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program to dam the upper Missouri River. In 1943 he was named Regional Director of the Billings, Montana Reclamation office when he proposed using water from proposed dams on the Missouri River for 3,700,000 acres of irrigation. Among his other accomplishment is a patent on the airlift pump. (Submitted on September 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
W. Glenn Sloan Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
2. W. Glenn Sloan Marker (tall view)
 
W. Glenn Sloan Marker (<i>wide view; U.S. Highway 14 eastbound in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
3. W. Glenn Sloan Marker (wide view; U.S. Highway 14 eastbound in background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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