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Founded on N S T C Campus
(American Legion Logo)
Charles Dalthorp Ivan Huntsinger
Dr. Harry R. Darling Judge Harry E. Mundt
N. Peter Wenge
Lady Liberty first graced McKennan Park in 1942 although the statue was not formally dedicated until August 1, 1943. As several thousand watched, twins Thelma and Elma Iverson unveiled a wood carving of the Statue of Liberty. The…
With World War II threatening the tranquility of the United States in 1940, Oscar Ellefson, caretaker and builder of many early McKennan Park attractions, proposed a new project. Ellefson envisioned designing and building two pillars made of stone…
On May 24, 2012, the South Dakota DOT's Transportation Commission officially declared Interstate 90 from the Minnesota border to the Wyoming border as South Dakota's segment of the National Purple Heart Trail. The Purple Heart Trail was establishe…
An early pioneer and land
speculator in Sioux Falls,
recognized a need for
city parks. She donated
her home and 20 acres of
adjacent land in 1906 to
become what is now
known as McKennan Park.
Martin Wanserski Sc…
On Sunday July 11, 1920, at McKennan Park, several thousand people attended the first concert of the Sioux Falls Municipal Band. A year earlier, in the first city election allowing women to vote, citizens approved a proposal to support a city band…
From 1887 to about 1913, this area, bordering the Big Sioux River, was the thriving community of East Sioux Falls. The city boasted a hotel, several boarding houses, saloons and retail stores, a town hall, a cricket team, at least three church con…
Welcome to the Standing Rock National Native American Scenic Byway, an 86 mile route which follows a stretch of highway that climbs up and down the stunning Missouri River breaks and runs past buffalo herds and eagle's nests. History comes alive o…
When Jedediah was 23 years of age he went to St. Louis and enlisted with General William H. Ashley as an employee of the Rocky Mountain Fur co. In 1823 he was with Ashley and a party of 90 trappers, traders, and boatmen when they we…
This sundial and this park are dedicated to time.
Time is a paradox. . . we never seem to have enough.
Yet we have all the time there is.
We chose the sundial the oldest known device for
Measuring time as a means of taking time to say