Granddaughter visits Harvey Dunn's prairie

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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Cynthia (Rutherford) Watson, a granddaughter of Manchester native and artist Harvey Dunn, and her companion, John Crompton, made a visit to “Harvey Dunn country” last week from their homes in Oxford, England.


Watson and Compton visited the Harvey Dunn Art Center in Brookings and were guests of honor June 23 at a dinner hosted by several members of the Harvey Dunn Memorial Society.


On June 24, they walked the same ground Watson’s grandfather walked and saw firsthand the prairie depicted in many of his paintings.


Watson and Crompton, along with tour guides Sharon Schaller and Dianne Larson of The Harvey Dunn Memorial Society and former Manchester area resident Ellen Haller visited Manchester, Esmond, the Dow Cemetery and the Dunn Homestead.


The following day, Watson and Crompton visited the Depot Museum, Hazel L. Meyer Memorial Library, Harvey Dunn School and the Ingalls attractions in De Smet.


Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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