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Webster in Day County, South Dakota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Edgar S. McFadden

 
 
Edgar S. McFadden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
1. Edgar S. McFadden Marker
Inscription.
The farmers and farm organizations of Day County herewith seek to perpetuate the memory of and appreciation for one of Day County's farmers, agronomist and plant pathologist:
Edgar S. McFadden
The son of humble Christian parents was born February 3, 1891 in Webster Township Day County South Dakota. Here through his intelligent and untiring effort under providential guidance without regard for personal gain, he produced a parent wheat stock now used by plant breeders the world over, which parent wheat gave birth to and is the foundation of all rust and disease resistant wheats. Thus he provided a bounteous harvest for his fellow farmers while to a hungry world he gave bread.
 
Erected 1947.
 
Location. 45° 20.479′ N, 97° 32.107′ W. Marker is in Webster, South Dakota, in Day County. Marker is on U.S. 12 mile from W. 7th Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located outside the Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry, Webster, South Dakota. Marker is at or near this postal address: 760 W. Hwy. 12, Webster SD 57274, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Fight at Webster
Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
2. Dedication Plaque
(a few steps from this marker); WWII Plane Crash Holds Memories (a few steps from this marker); Sigurd Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Webster (within shouting distance of this marker); Pioneering in Dakota (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  McFadden and Borlaug: Pioneering Rust-Resistant Wheat. (Submitted on December 10, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota.)
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, December 5, 2015
3. Museum of Wildlife, Science & Industry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2015, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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