Sherman Centennial Plaza

Sherman Centennial Plaza (HM2FL9)

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N 43° 32.196', W 96° 45.74'

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Dedicated to Edwin A. Sherman

—Father of the Sioux Falls Park System —

With pioneer spirit, the 28 year old Mr. Sherman arrived in Sioux Falls in June of 1873. He invested in real estate, milling, banking, an electric plant, and a railway company.

E.A. Sherman was involved in the community as County Superintendent of Schools, Treasurer and Auditor of Dakota Territory, Village Board of Trustees, Alderman, City Commissioner, and Chairman of both the Park and Library Board.

In 1910 Mr. Sherman donated 52 acres for the first portion of Sherman Park. Always a lover of nature, he envisioned a park system for Sioux Falls that would provide several well developed parks. He was instrumental, as a member of the legislature, in passing enabling legislation authorizing cites to acquire and operate a system of parks under the supervision of a Park Board. Parks and the Sioux Falls Park System became his principal interest during the latter years of his life.

Sherman Centennial Plaza was designed by Solvig Hendrickson and funded by the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation, Sioux Falls Area Foundation, Soroptimist Club, and Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department.
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HM NumberHM2FL9
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByMary Chilton DAR Foundation, Sioux Falls Area Foundation, Soroptomist Club, and the Sioux Falls Parks & Recreation Department
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Date Added Sunday, April 14th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14T E 680795 N 4822838
Decimal Degrees43.53660000, -96.76233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 32.196', W 96° 45.74'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 32' 11.76" N, 96° 45' 44.4" W
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