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

Sherman Centennial Plaza

Dedicated to Edwin A. Sherman

— Father of the Sioux Falls Park System —

 
 
Sherman Centennial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, March 30, 2019
1. Sherman Centennial Plaza Marker
Inscription.  

With pioneer spirit, the 28 year old Mr. Sherman arrived in Sioux Falls in June of 1873. He invested in real estate, milling, banking, an electric plant, and a railway company.

E.A. Sherman was involved in the community as County Superintendent of Schools, Treasurer and Auditor of Dakota Territory, Village Board of Trustees, Alderman, City Commissioner, and Chairman of both the Park and Library Board.

In 1910 Mr. Sherman donated 52 acres for the first portion of Sherman Park. Always a lover of nature, he envisioned a park system for Sioux Falls that would provide several well developed parks. He was instrumental, as a member of the legislature, in passing enabling legislation authorizing cites to acquire and operate a system of parks under the supervision of a Park Board. Parks and the Sioux Falls Park System became his principal interest during the latter years of his life.

Sherman Centennial Plaza was designed by Solvig Hendrickson and funded by the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation, Sioux Falls Area Foundation, Soroptimist Club, and Sioux Falls Parks &
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Recreation Department.
 
Erected 2010 by Mary Chilton DAR Foundation, Sioux Falls Area Foundation, Soroptomist Club, and the Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1873.
 
Location. 43° 32.196′ N, 96° 45.74′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker is on W Indian Mound Pl. Marker located in the Sherman Centennial Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 805 S Kiwanis Avenue, 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. E. A. Sherman (a few steps from this marker); Sherman Park (a few steps from this marker); Earth-Hut Villages (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kiwanis Avenue (about 600 feet away); 500 A.D. Copper Knife (about 600 feet away); Ceremonial Dance Circle (about 700 feet away); The Fifth Mound (about 700 feet away); Sherman Park Indian Burial Mounds (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
 
Also see . . .  Sherman Park.
Sherman Centennial Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, March 30, 2019
2. Sherman Centennial Plaza Marker
(Submitted on April 10, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 14, 2024