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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

A. B. Graham

Founder of 4-H

 
 
A. B. Graham Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
1. A. B. Graham Marker
Inscription. On January 15, 1902, Mr. Albert B. Graham called to order the first meeting of a “Boys' and Girls' Agriculture Experiment Club”. Before growing season 85 children from 10 to 15 years of age had already volunteered to join. One hundred years later, 286,000 Ohio youth join children from the other 49 States and 86 foreign countries in 4-H membership.

Mike Major has sculpted a youthful Graham with two of his early club members as they present their projects.

Funding provided by: Turner Foundation, Jane P. Hollenbeck, Carleton and Ruth Davidson Trust, Della Selsor Trust, Clark County 4-H and Clark County Commissioners John Detrick, James E. Sheehan and Roger D. Tackett.

Sculpture Committee members are James J. Campbell, Mark Chepp, David C. Martin, Michael G. Morris and Thomas T. Taylor.

Presented to Clark County, August 12, 2004
 
Erected 2004 by Clark County 4-H and Clark County Commissioners.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the 4-H Youth Program marker series.
 
Location. 39° 55.524′ N, 83° 48.509′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Marker is on Limestone Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Markers
Sculpture Information Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
2. Sculpture Information Marker
are at entrance to 4-H Park, adjacent to south side of A. B. Graham Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 N. Limestone Street, Springfield OH 45502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The A. B. Graham Building (here, next to this marker); The Birthplace of 4-H (within shouting distance of this marker); DeMint Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 400 feet away); H. A. "Harry" Toulmin Sr. (about 500 feet away); Site of Springfield's First Church (about 500 feet away); George Rogers Clark (about 500 feet away); John M. Temple (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .  The evolution of 4-H. "4-H began in Clark County, Ohio. On January 15, 1902, Mr. Albert Belmont Graham, the superintendent of the Springfield Township Schools at that time, organized a meeting with some thirty boys and girls in the county courthouse basement." (Submitted on November 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAgricultureEducationNotable Persons
 
4-H Park with A. B. Graham Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
3. 4-H Park with A. B. Graham Sculpture
A. B. Graham Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
4. A. B. Graham Sculpture
4-H Pledge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
5. 4-H Pledge
I pledge
My Head to clearer thinking,
My Heart to greater loyalty,
My Hands to larger service, and
My Health to better living,
for my club, my community,
my country, and my world.
The National 4-H Creed image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
6. The National 4-H Creed
I believe in 4-H Club work for the opportunity it will give me to become a useful citizen.
4-H Creed - Training of my Head image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
7. 4-H Creed - Training of my Head
I believe in the training of my HEAD for the power it will give me to think, to plan and to reason.
4-H Creed - Training of my Heart image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
8. 4-H Creed - Training of my Heart
I believe in the training of my HEART for the nobleness it will give me to become kind, sympathetic and true.
4-H Creed - Training of my Hands image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
9. 4-H Creed - Training of my Hands
I believe in the training of my HANDS for the ability it will give me to be helpful, useful and skillful.
4-H Creed - Training of my Health image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
10. 4-H Creed - Training of my Health
I believe in the training of my HEALTH for the strength it will give me to enjoy life, to resist disease, and to work efficiently.
4-H Creed - My Responsibility image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 28, 2008
11. 4-H Creed - My Responsibility
I believe in my country, my state, and my community, and in my responsibility for their development.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,262 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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