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The Harris A. Peterson Gazebo

UMC Gazebo - Harris A. Peterson Gazebo PhotoLocated on the UMC Mall, the gazebo is the focal point of the Centennial Park and Gardens.


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UMC Gazebo - Harris A. PetersonThe Harris A. Peterson Gazebo was constructed during May and June of 2000. It was dedicated at the 2000 NWSA All-School Reunion on June 24, 2000.

A special marker inlaid in the base of the gazebo commemorates the U of M's Northwest School of Agriculture (NWSA) , UMC's precursor from 1905-1968. During that time 5433 alumni passed through the NWSA. Many of those former "Aggies" went on UMC Gazebo - Harris A. Peterson Gazebo Special Markerto become regional agricultural, business, and community leaders. The marker recognizes Harris A. Peterson, an NWSA alum who donated $50,000 toward the project. Additional markers will eventually be added to the park and garden to recognize contributions of other UMC and NWSA alumni and to commemorate other events.



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