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Fredericktown in Knox County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Home of the FFA Jacket

 
 
Home of the FFA Jacket Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
1. Home of the FFA Jacket Marker
Inscription.  The blue corduroy jacket worn by members is a widely recognized symbol of the National FFA Organization, formerly Future Farmers of America. In 1933, Dr. J.H. “Gus” Lintner, a Fredericktown teacher and advisor to the local FFA chapter, commissioned a jacket for its members to wear to FFA’s national convention in Kansas City, Missouri. Impressed by the design, the organization adopted the jacket as part of FFA’s Official Dress. Millions of members have worn it since. Founded in 1928 to promote agricultural education, FFA continues its mission in 2018 in all 50 U.S. states and two territories.
 
Erected 2018 by Fredericktown Local School District and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 13-42.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 28.536′ N, 82° 33.195′ W. Marker is in Fredericktown, Ohio, in Knox County. Marker is on Levering Drive south of Mt Gilead Road (Ohio Route 95), on the
Home of the FFA Jacket Marker at Fredericktown High School image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 4, 2019
2. Home of the FFA Jacket Marker at Fredericktown High School
right when traveling south. Touch for map. It is at the main entrance to the Fredericktown High School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Stadium Dr, Fredericktown OH 43019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Webb C. Ball Street Clock (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greenville Treaty Line (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Greenville Treaty Line (approx. 4.2 miles away); Mt. Vernon (approx. 6.2 miles away); Chesterville Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); Vallandigham's Speech, 1863 (approx. 6.7 miles away); Civil War Soldiers Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away); Mary Ann Ball (approx. 6.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericktown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fredericktown: Home of the FFA Jacket. “In honor of its role in FFA history, Fredericktown was selected by the Ohio Historical Society to receive an Ohio Historical Marker for being home of the FFA jacket. The plaque was unveiled at Fredericktown High School in September. Neil Overly and Linden Scheff, both members of the FFA band who wore the jacket at the 1933 national convention, were in attendance.” (Submitted on April 8, 2019.) 

2. FFA History Timeline. “Future Farmers of America is established in Kansas City, Mo. First National FFA Convention is held in Kansas City,
First FFA Jackets, 1933 image. Click for full size.
By M.H. Muller, 1933
3. First FFA Jackets, 1933
This is the image reproduced on the historical marker.
Mo.: 33 delegates from 18 states (Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin) are in attendance. Leslie Applegate from New Jersey is elected first national FFA president. First sectional gathering of New Farmers of America (NFA) members is held.” (Submitted on April 8, 2019.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureEducation
 
“J. H. Lintner and his Fredericktown F.F.A. Band” image. Click for full size.
Via Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Collection; from Ohio State Department of Ed., circa 1933
4. “J. H. Lintner and his Fredericktown F.F.A. Band”
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 8, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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