Denton in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Edna Westbrook Trigg in Denton County
Trigg traveled throughout Denton County teaching and advising farm women on vegetable gardening, canning, sewing, cooking, household management and other aspects of daily life. She had to overcome prejudices against government's interference in farming and a woman's interference in a man's work and home life. During World War I, she helped make the county agriculturally self-sufficient by working with farmers to grow more vegetables, attended patriotic meetings three nights a week urging people to purchase Liberty Bonds and held Saturday canning schools to show rural residents how to properly preserve and protect the food they grew. She convinced county commissioners to loan
Erected 2015 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18167.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 33° 12.896′ N, 97° 7.975′ W. Marker is in Denton, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hickory Street and North Locust Street (U.S. 77/377), on the left when traveling east on West Hickory Street. Marker is on the grounds of the Denton County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 West Hickory Street, Denton TX 76201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City of Denton (a few steps from this marker); John B. Denton (a few steps from this marker); Denton County CourthouseDenton County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Denton County (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Lacy Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sherman Building (about 300 feet away); Texas Normal College (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
Also see . . . Trigg, Edna Westbrook - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 311 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on August 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2017, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. 4. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.