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Tishomingo in Johnston County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

A Half-Century of 4-H Work

Head Heart Hands Health

 
 
A Half-Century of 4-H Work Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 12, 2021
1. A Half-Century of 4-H Work Marker
Inscription.  Oklahoma's first corn club of 50 boys, forerunner of today's 4-H program, was organized at Tishomingo in 1909 under the direction of W.D. Bentley, father of extension work in Oklahoma.

In 1910, tomato canning clubs were formed for girls. Fifty years later, 61,658, boys and girls were enrolled, making 4-H one of the largest youth organizations in Oklahoma.

4-H club members carry out supervised projects and participate in activities that develop leadership, citizenship and a satisfying home life.

County extension agents, working through volunteer local leaders, guide these boys and girls to fulfill their motto:

"To make the best better"
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureFraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
 
Location. 34° 14.218′ N, 96° 40.846′ W. Marker is in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, in Johnston County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 377) and North Capital Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. The marker is located
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on the southwestern section of the Johnston County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 West Main Street, Tishomingo OK 73460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. They Sought No Glory but Their Country's Good (here, next to this marker); Johnston County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma Farmers Union (within shouting distance of this marker); Piominko (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Red Man's Pledge of Peace (about 400 feet away); Chickasaw Nation Memorial (about 400 feet away); Chickasaw Capitol (about 500 feet away); Chief Tishomingo (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tishomingo.
 
Also see . . .  Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. 4-H is a U.S.-based network of youth organizations whose mission is "engaging youth to reach their fullest potential while advancing the field of youth development". Its name is a reference to the occurrence of the initial letter H four times in the organization's original motto "head, heart, hands, and health" which was later incorporated into the fuller pledge officially adopted in 1927. In the United States, the organization is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 4-H Canada is an independent
A Half-Century of 4-H Work Marker in front of the Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 12, 2021
2. A Half-Century of 4-H Work Marker in front of the Courthouse
non-profit organization overseeing the operation of branches throughout Canada. There are 4-H organizations in over 50 countries; the organization and administration varies from country to country. Source: Wikipedia (Submitted on October 21, 2021.) 
 
The marker is on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 12, 2021
3. The marker is on the left
The view of the marker from across the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, September 12, 2021
4. The view of the marker from across the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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