Alexandria in Douglas County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Theodore A. Erickson
Theodore A. Erickson
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]
The Douglas County Statehood
Erected 1959 by Douglas County Statehood Centennial Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Education • Fraternal 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 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.)
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.