Near Iroquois in Kingsbury County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Harvy Dunn and Grace Ingalls Dow
Famed painter and illustrator Harvey Dunn was born on his parents' homestead just south of Manchester on March 8, 1884. He devoted his first 17 years to farm work, schooling, and drawing. By the age of 20, the young Dunn had studied at South Dakota Agriculture College and the Chicago Art Institute. Then, he went east, where he learned with and from artists such as Howard Pyle and N. C. Wyeth, who was best man at the Dunn's 1908 wedding. Early on, Dunn illustrated books and magazines for Scribner's, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's Weekly, and Harper's and was one of eight graphic reporters on the front lines of World War I. His paintings of South Dakota pioneers and landscapes, such as "The Prairie is My Garden," often reflect life in the Manchester area. Harv, as people here knew him, spent part of every year visiting his sister Carrie Reiland on the home place and chatting with friends and neighbors here in town. Prior to his death in 1952, Harv Dunn admitted that "my search for other horizons has led me around to my first."
Known worldwide as "Baby Grace" in
Erected 2007 by Bill and Ruby (Palmlund) Maley.
Location. 44° 22.181′ N, 97° 43.224′ W. Marker is near Iroquois, South Dakota, in Kingsbury County. Marker is on Kingsbury Ave. 0.1 miles north of U.S. 14, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 141 Kingsbury Ave., Iroquois SD 57353, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Manchester (here, next to this marker); The Manchester Tornado (here, next to this marker); Manchester, South Dakota (here, next to this marker); KELO-Land Centennial Gold Rush (approx. ¼ mile away); Harvey Dunn, N.A. (approx. ¼ mile away); Couse Hardware (approx. 8½ miles away); Waters Land & Loan Company (approx. 8.6 miles away); Kingsbury County, S.D. (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iroquois.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.