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

Hazel O'Connor

 
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 27, 2017
1. Hazel O'Connor Marker
Inscription.
With a pioneer spirit Hazel O'Connor has continually let the way toward a better Sioux Falls. One of her many special concerns has been the Big Sioux River and the falls, the city's namesake. As a leader of the City Federation of Women's clubs, she urged the restoration of Falls Park and continues to be its greatest champion. As a charter member of the River Improvement Society (RISE), she has worked for the realization of today's Big Sioux River greenway. Her vision, perseverance, and dedication is an inspiration for her generation and for future generations to preserve the Quality of life in Sioux Falls.

"Without water there would be no river, more important, without water there will be no life." Hazel O'Connor

This Plaque is place in appreciation from a grateful community.
 
Erected 1981 by River Improvement Society (RISE), City Commission-Sioux Falls Park Board.
 
Location. 43° 33.423′ N, 96° 43.393′ W. Marker is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in Minnehaha County. Marker is on East Falls Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is located in Falls Park. Marker is in this post office area: Sioux Falls SD 57104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
Hazel O'Connor Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, June 27, 2017
2. Hazel O'Connor Marker
marker. Legacy of Ice and Rock (a few steps from this marker); Prison Quarry (within shouting distance of this marker); Falls Park Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monarch of the Plains (about 400 feet away); The Promise of Electricity (about 400 feet away); In the Name of Progress (about 600 feet away); Artisans at the Falls (about 600 feet away); The Dubuque House (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sioux Falls.
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWomen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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