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Alexandria in Douglas County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Theodore A. Erickson

1871-1963

 
 
Theodore A. Erickson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2018
1. Theodore A. Erickson Marker
Inscription.  
To the Life and Work of
Theodore A. Erickson
1871-1963
Educator and benefactor of youth

As Douglas County Superintendent of Schools 1907-1915, he founded the 4-H Club movement in Minnesota

”With character and service our measure, he is Douglas County’s best.”

[Great Seal of the State of Minnesota]

Presented by
The Douglas County Statehood
Centennial Committee
1959

 
Erected 1959 by Douglas County Statehood Centennial Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the 4-H Youth Program 🍀 series list.
 
Location. 45° 53.071′ N, 95° 22.9′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Minnesota, in Douglas County. Marker can be reached from 7th Avenue West east of Douglas Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk on
Theodore A. Erickson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2018
2. Theodore A. Erickson Marker
(looking west across the Douglas County Courthouse grounds)
the north side of the Douglas County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 8th Avenue West, Alexandria MN 56308, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Douglas County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Minnesota Watersheds (approx. 3.4 miles away); Red River Ox Cart Trails (approx. 3.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  4-H History: T.A. Erickson – The “Dad” of Minnesota 4-H. The Modern 4-her entry:
He also helped lay the groundwork for the first state 4-H conservation project in the country in 1934 and the first National 4-H Camp, now called National Conference, in Washington D.C. in 1927. He created 4 H Sunday which has morphed into 4-H Week. Erickson was also instrumental in establishing 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair. (Submitted on October 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Theodore A. Erickson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2018
3. Theodore A. Erickson Marker
(Douglas County Courthouse in background)
Theodore A. Erickson image. Click for full size.
via The Modern 4-Her, unknown
4. Theodore A. Erickson
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   4. submitted on January 26, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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