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Sigourney in Keokuk County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Birthplace of Boys and Girls Rural Clubs

Keokuk County, Iowa

 
 
Birthplace of Boys and Girls Rural Clubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2015
1. Birthplace of Boys and Girls Rural Clubs Marker
Inscription.

In 1904, Cap E. Miller, Superintendent of Schools in Keokuk County with the help of many citizens, organized Iowa's first county Boys' Agricultural Club and Girls' Home Culture Club. This was one of the pioneering developments that grew into the 4-H Clubs of the United States of America.

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the above event, in 1954 A.D.
 
Erected 1954.
 
Location. 41° 20.004′ N, 92° 12.295′ W. Marker is in Sigourney, Iowa, in Keokuk County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 149) south of Washington Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the NW grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Main Street, Sigourney IA 52591, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Court of Keokuk County and Keokuk County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of 4-H. (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

Birthplace of Boys and Girls Rural Clubs Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 10, 2015
2. Birthplace of Boys and Girls Rural Clubs Marker

2. Keokuk County, Iowa, 4-H History. (Submitted on November 2, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 26 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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