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Ironton in Iron County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Iron County - The “Birthplace of 4-H” in Missouri

1914

 
 
Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
1. Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri Marker
Inscription. Recognition is given to B.P. Burnham, then county superintendent of schools, for his originality foresight and leadership in organizing the first 4-H clubs in Missouri: one at a high school in Ironton, the other at the one room King School near Annapolis.
     From the beginning in 1914 the membership of 4-H has grown to more than 50,000 members in Missouri. Membership in 4-H offers a healthy and positive learning experience for youth. Thousands of boys and girls have had the opportunity to enrich their lives by putting into practice the motto, “To Make the Best Better”.
     In recognition of the founder, the charter members, all 4-H leaders and members, and friends of 4-H, this plaque was dedicated on October 5, 1974, by the Iron County 4-H Council, together with the Iron County Court, the University of Missouri Extension Council, and the Missouri 4-H Foundation.
 
Erected 1974 by Iron County 4-H Council.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the 4-H Youth Program marker series.
 
Location. 37° 35.873′ N, 90° 37.678′ W. Marker is in Ironton, Missouri, in Iron County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of S. Main Street and W. Russell Street. Touch for map.
Iron County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 14, 2016
2. Iron County Courthouse
Marker is visible to the right of the courthouse entrance
Marker is mounted at the front entrance of the Iron County Courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Ironton MO 63650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. VFW Post 5527 Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Pilot Knob (a few steps from this marker); War In The Arcadia Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); General Grant Commission Commemorative (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Pilot Knob (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ironton.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   2. submitted on October 26, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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