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W. Glenn Sloan

Engineer Man of Vision

 
 
W. Glenn Sloan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
1. W. Glenn Sloan Marker
Inscription. While with the Bureau of Reclamation, Glenn Sloan saw the possibility of using mountain water from the Missouri River to develop irrigation in the James River Valley.

His vision and determination made possible the broadened multi-purpose development of the Missouri River Basin by the Bureau of Reclamation and the Corps of Engineers, in what is known as the Pick-Sloan Plan of Basin Development, to provide water for irrigation and power as well as flood control, navigation, recreation, and municipal use.

This Parkway is given his name as a token of our appreciation for his contribution to this community and State.
 
Erected 1962 by Millard C. Scott & South Dakota State Highway Commission. (Marker Number 349.)
 
Location. 44° 22.201′ N, 98° 11.939′ W. Marker is in Huron, South Dakota, in Beadle County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street NE (U.S. 14) and Jersey Avenue NE, on the right when traveling east on 4th Street NE. Touch for map. Marker is located near the northwest corner of the Huron Baseball Park grounds, at the north edge of the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Huron SD 57350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
W. Glenn Sloan Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
2. W. Glenn Sloan Marker (tall view)
as the crow flies. History of the World's Largest Pheasant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pyle Home (approx. 0.7 miles away); "French Boxcar" (approx. 1.6 miles away); Where Does the West Begin?/ Here the West Begins (approx. 1.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Camp (approx. 1.6 miles away); Huron, South Dakota Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. An Overview of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. In 1939 the Bureau of Reclamation was authorized to draft a plan for the use of water in the Missouri River Basin. This plan eventually became known as the “Sloan Plan,” after its author, William Glen Sloan, the Assistant Director in the Billings Regional Office. Officially known as Senate Document 191, Sloanís name never appears in the document. In March 1943 major flooding occurred on the Missouri, hitting Omaha particularly hard. In response, Congress requested a Corps of Engineers review. The result was a 12-page report, House Document 475, submitted to Congress in early in 1944. It became known as the “Pick Plan” after Colonel Lewis A. Pick, the Corpís Missouri Basin Division Engineer in Omaha. The Corps and Reclamation scheduled a conference October 17–18, 1944 in Omaha, to draft a joint engineering report. The result was a one-page agreement that merged the two plans. The Flood
W. Glenn Sloan Marker (<i>wide view; U.S. Highway 14 eastbound in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 14, 2018
3. W. Glenn Sloan Marker (wide view; U.S. Highway 14 eastbound in background)
Control Act of 1944, which included the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, passed on December 22, 1944. (Submitted on September 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. William Glenn Sloan. William Glenn Sloan was an American inventor and scientist who was co-author of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program to dam the upper Missouri River. In 1943 he was named Regional Director of the Billings, Montana Reclamation office when he proposed using water from proposed dams on the Missouri River for 3,700,000 acres of irrigation. Among his other accomplishment is a patent on the airlift pump. (Submitted on September 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 19 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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