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

Dr. Howard L. Saylor, Jr.

Huron Regional Medical Center Medical Staff

— 1950–2000 —

Dr. Howard L. Saylor, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2022
1. Dr. Howard L. Saylor, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Saylor moved with his family to Huron from Cogswell, North Dakota. He attended Huron schools and later graduated from St. John's Military Academy in Delafield, Wisconsin. Following his graduation, Dr. Saylor received his pre-med education at Huron College and the University of South Dakota. He continued on at the University of South Dakota Medical School and Northwestern University. His surgical residency was at the Mayo Clinic following his service in WWII as a Captain and Battalion Surgeon with the 34th Division, 135th Infantry Regiment. Dr. Saylor returned to Huron to begin his medical practice in 1950, retiring in 2000.

For Dr. Saylor, medicine was his life for more than 50 years. He was a fellow in the American College of Surgeons; Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery; Chief of Staff, Board Member and Chairman of the Surgical Committee at Huron Regional Medical Center; member of the Priestly Society (Mayo Clinic); Regional Trauma Chairman of the American College of Surgeons; Founding Member of Dakota Care Insurance Company; Past President of the South Dakota State Medical Association as well as a member of numerous
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Howard believed strongly in the community of Huron and served in many capacities: member of the Huron Masonic Lodge #26 AF and AM; York & Scottish Rite; Past Potentate Yelduz Shrine; James Valley Shrine Club & Motor Corps; Forrest McMullan VFW Post #1776; Huron Elks Lodge #44; William Reaves American Legion Post #7; Huron Sertoma Club; member of North Central Athletic Society; and Past President and member of the Huron Chamber and Visitors Bureau.

Dr. Saylor and his wife Mary Ann (Peterson) were married for nearly 50 years. They had three children, Diane (Dr. Roger) Wilson, Dr. Howard III (JoEllen), Dr. James (Denise), and seven grandchildren.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1950.
Location. 44° 21.661′ N, 98° 12.733′ W. Marker is in Huron, South Dakota, in Beadle County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street Southeast and Kansas Avenue, on the left when traveling east on 5th Street Southeast. Located in Legacy Park in Huron. 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. Dr. Paul H. Hohm (here, next to this marker); Welcome to Legacy Park Garden! (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Jeffrey S. Wheeler (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Karl J. Blessinger
Dr. Howard L. Saylor, Jr. Marker <i>(left)</i> image. Click for full size.
September 3, 2022
2. Dr. Howard L. Saylor, Jr. Marker (left)
(a few steps from this marker); Huron Public Library (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campbell Park Historic District (about 800 feet away); Votes for Women (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Pyle Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huron.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2022. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2022.

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