Monument dedicated to N.E. Hansen in recognition to his service to South Dakota State College, it was located in between the Administration Building and the Horticulture Building; the bronze citation reads: 'South Dakota State College seeks to perpetuate the memory of its long-time fruit and plant breeder: Niels Ebbesen Hansen. Born at Rebe, Denmark, January 4, 1866, came to the United States in 1873. Made Professor of Horticulture of South Dakota State College in 1895; Professor Emeritus in 1937. A world traveler and collector of plants, he developed drought resistant verities of fruits, flowers, and grasses for the Great Plains. His efforts provided the people of the Great Plains the means through which they enjoy a better living. August 25, 1959.' The rock was donated by Jno E. Gueffroy from near Colman, South Dakota. It is approximately 4.5 feet tall, 4.5 feet wide, with a 26 inch base.
N.E. Hansen papers - SDSU
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