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Clarinda in Page County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Jessie Field Shambaugh

(1881 - 1971)

 
 
Jessie Field Shambaugh Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2015
1. Jessie Field Shambaugh Marker
Inscription.

In 1901, as a country school teacher, Jessie Field created practical farm and home courses for her students as part of the regular curriculum. Later, as superintendent of Page County schools, she expanded these clubs and camps to include all rural students. By 1912, she used the 3H and later the 4H emblem, and she is known as one of the earliest 4H leaders in the United States. As teacher, superintendent, author, and National YMCA Secretary for Rural Work, Mrs. Shambaugh pioneered one of the greatest youth movements of modern times.
 
Erected 1977 by Iowa State Historical Department Division of the State Historical Society and the Page Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the 4-H Youth Program marker series.
 
Location. 40° 43.31′ N, 95° 2.252′ W. Marker is in Clarinda, Iowa, in Page County. Marker is on 16th Street / Glenn Miller Avenue (U.S. 71) south of Essie Davison Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 South 16th Street, Clarinda IA 51632, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Jessie Field Shambaugh

Jessie Field Shambaugh Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2015
2. Jessie Field Shambaugh Marker
(here, next to this marker); Goldenrod School (a few steps from this marker); Mattie Lou Cavender (a few steps from this marker); Historical Goldenrod (within shouting distance of this marker); The Page County Orphan Train Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Clarinda Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Essie Pearl Davison (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Glenn Miller Home (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Clarinda.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jessie Field Shambaugh Bio at Iowa 4-H Foundation. (Submitted on September 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jessie Field Shambaugh Entry in The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa. (Submitted on September 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Jessie Field Shambaugh MSS at University of Iowa Libraries. (Submitted on September 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Jessie Field Shambaugh MSS at Iowa State University of Iowa Library. (Submitted on September 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Nodaway Valley Historical Museum. (Submitted on September 1, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureCharity & Public WorkEducationHorticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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