In Memoriam:

Wallace, Henry Cantwell

Type of Memorial:

Memorial Grove & Rock Plaque


Southwest Central Campus

Plaque Text:

"This grove is dedicated to the memory of Henry Cantwell Wallace. May 11, 1866. October 25, 1924. Class of 1892 I.S.C; Assistant Professor of Agriculture in dairying I.S.C. 1893-4; Associate Editor and Editor Wallace's' Farmer 1895-1921. Secretary of Agriculture 1921-4. As editor, he worked for a richer and happier rural life; as Secretary of Agriculture, he provided an economic service for the American farmer; As a Statesman, he led the Vanguard in the battle for equality for agriculture; As prophet, he saw in the fertile lands of the corn belt the bases of a rural civilization finer than any the world has yet known; He died laboring to bring nearer the day of its coming."

Additional Notes:

This grove includes nine hard maples trees (Black and Sugar Maples). This plaque was dedicated in 1929.

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