Cameron in Milam County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg
(December 30, 1868 - November 15, 1946)
Pioneer leader of Texas women in rural club work. While serving as principal of a school near Milano, Mrs. Trigg was asked by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1911 to supervise Texas' first Girls' Tomato Club. Her role included organization, teaching, and experimentation. In Aug. 1912, her clubs showed canned products at Milano Fair - the state's first exhibit of this kind, and a great success.
In 1913-1914, she worked in Childress and Milam counties, holding canning schools financed by local groups and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. After enactment of national and state legislation (1914-1915) established the Agricultural Extension Service at land grant colleges, Mrs. Trigg became (in 1916) the first county home demonstration agent in Texas.
Stationed in Denton, she also served on staff of the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University), overseeing courses in methods for home demonstration work, assuring its professionalism.
Edna Trigg was a native of Milam County, daughter of Ervin and Rachel Walker Westbrook. She married (in 1892) Charles Letman Trigg, and was mother
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8006.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1912.
Location. 30° 51.021′ N, 96° 58.58′ W. Marker is in Cameron, Texas, in Milam County. Marker is at the intersection of East 1st Street and South Central Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East 1st Street. Marker is located in the northwest corner of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 South Fannin Avenue, Cameron TX 76520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milam County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Ben Milam (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Milam County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); First Girl's Tomato Club in Texas (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First National Bank of Cameron (about 400 feet away); Milam County Jail of 1895 (about 400 feet away); First United Methodist Church of Cameron (about 700 feet away); All Saints Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cameron.
Also see . . . Trigg, Edna Westbrook - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 30, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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