New Ulm in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Joseph A. Harman
1900 – 1979
— Father of the New Ulm Park and Recreation Program —
As a teacher and as a coach in the public school system, as director of early park and recreation programs, as first coach of local American Legion baseball teams, as Civil Defense director and as a member of innumerable service and fraternal organizations, Joe taught, guided and helped untold numbers of young people.
Teams he coached in track, football, basketball and baseball were consistently successful. His guidance molded young athletes far beyond physical pursuits and many later became community leaders in their own right.
Joseph Harman was a gentle, quiet person whose actions and words spoke powerfully to help create a better community.
Committee headed by Mayor Carl L. Wyczawski, Otis Loose and Richard Eichten
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1980.
Location. 44° 18.563′ N, 94° 28.181′ W. Marker is in New Ulm, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of North Garden Street and 1st North Street on North Garden Street. Marker is at Harman Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Garden Street, New Ulm MN 56073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waraju Distillery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hermann Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Leavenworth Rescue Expedition (approx. 0.3 miles away); Defenders State Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Pioneers of Brown County Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brown County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brown County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Ulm.
Also see . . . Minnesota Baseball Greats. Joseph (Joe) Harman. (Submitted on June 29, 2013.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.