Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A. B. Graham
Founder of 4-H
Mike Major has sculpted a youthful Graham with two of his early club members as they present their projects.
Funding provided by: Turner Foundation, Jane P. Hollenbeck, Carleton and Ruth Davidson Trust, Della Selsor Trust, Clark County 4-H and Clark County Commissioners John Detrick, James E. Sheehan and Roger D. Tackett.
Sculpture Committee members are James J. Campbell, Mark Chepp, David C. Martin, Michael G. Morris and Thomas T. Taylor.
Presented to Clark County, August 12, 2004
Erected 2004 by Clark County 4-H and Clark County Commissioners.
Marker series. This marker is included in the 4-H Youth Program marker series.
Location. 39° 55.524′ Touch for map. Markers are at entrance to 4-H Park, adjacent to south side of A. B. Graham Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 N. Limestone Street, Springfield OH 45502, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The A. B. Graham Building (here, next to this marker); The Birthplace of 4-H (within shouting distance of this marker); DeMint Memorial Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Purple Heart Memorial (about 400 feet away); H. A. "Harry" Toulmin Sr. (about 500 feet away); Site of Springfield's First Church (about 500 feet away); George Rogers Clark (about 500 feet away); John M. Temple (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . . The evolution of 4-H. "4-H began in Clark County, Ohio. On January 15, 1902, Mr. Albert Belmont Graham, the superintendent of the Springfield Township Schools at that time, organized a meeting with some thirty boys and girls in the county courthouse basement." (Submitted on November 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Agriculture • Education • Notable Persons •
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