Anne's grandparents spent many years of their lives here. Grandfather Ellefson was
the caretaker here and was in charge of the park.
PILLARS OF THE NATION
As you can see on the descriptive plaque, Grandfather was instrumental in obtaining and
erecting these pillars.
The South Dakota pillars are made of stones and fossils from South Dakota.
When Oscar was here at McKennan Park these gardens were sculpted a little
differently. I think that this is where his cactus garden was along with a
miniature railroad. He also loved to plant flowers in designs to honor holidays
and other observances. His work was often photographed for the local newspaper. The
work was much too labor-intensive to be continued today.