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North Redwood Falls in Redwood County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Richard Sears Memorial Park

 
 
Richard Sears Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
1. Richard Sears Memorial Park Marker
Inscription. Richard Warren Sears a 22-year-old Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway agent, first sold a shipment of watches from North Redwood in 1886. His mail-order enterprises eventually grew into Sears, Roebuck and Co., the nation's largest retailer and now a diversified financial services corporation.

This park, located adjacent to the site of the former Redwood station, is dedicated to Richard Sears as part of the North Redwood Centennial, August 19, 1984.
 
Erected 1984.
 
Location. 44° 33.748′ N, 95° 5.654′ W. Marker is in North Redwood Falls, Minnesota, in Redwood County. Marker is on Main Street South (County Highway 101) south of Front Street East, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redwood Falls MN 56283, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civil War Monument (approx. 0.8 miles away); Wowinape or Thomas Wakeman (approx. 0.8 miles away); Geology of the Redwood Falls Region (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Military Road (approx. 2.1 miles away); Clayton H. Pickett / The General Sherman
Richard Sears Memorial Park and Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
2. Richard Sears Memorial Park and Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Birch Coulee (approx. 5 miles away); Lower Sioux Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mdewakanton Ehdakupi Wanagi Makoce (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Sears History - 1886. "...when he received a shipment of watches - unwanted by a neighboring Redwood Falls jeweler - he was ready. Sears purchased them himself, sold the watches at a nice profit to other station agents up and down the line, and then ordered more for resale." (Submitted on December 1, 2013.) 

2. Richard Warren Sears. Wikipedia entry. "Within six months, Sears had netted $5,000 and felt so confident in this venture that he moved to Minneapolis and founded the R. W. Sears Watch Company." (Submitted on December 1, 2013.) 

3. Sears. Wikipedia entry. "Until October 1989 Sears was America's largest retailer, when it was surpassed by Walmart..." (Submitted on December 1, 2013.) 
 
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Richard W. Sears Memorial Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
3. Richard W. Sears Memorial Park Sign
North Redwood Depot Miniature image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, October 25, 2013
4. North Redwood Depot Miniature
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2013, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.
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