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4-H Youth Program 🍀 Historical MarkersMarkers relating to efforts across rural America to provide youth with informal education to supplement school classroom training which ultimately resulted in the 4-H program which offered a four-square education centered around "Hearts, Hands, Heads and Health." While initially rural in focus, 4-H reaches youth in many urban areas across the country.
By Mark Hilton, March 6, 2019
Sonora School and Community Hall Marker
The community of Sonora was named in 1901 by the wife of the first postmaster, G.L. Sharretts. Situated near Red Hill Ford on Baker Branch and the intersection of travel routes between Silverhill, Magnolia Springs, Marlow . . . — — Map (db m130878) HM|
|In Memory of Charles E. Kirk, 1900-1981.
As Douglas County extension agent (1946-65) Charlie was the motivating force in establishing 4-H in Douglas County. He was respected for his knowledge of Agriculture and admired for his help and belief in . . . — — Map (db m46569) HM|
|William Lloyd Nelson was born near Dover, Delaware, on February 22, 1918. He was the son of J. Clarence and Carrie Phillips Nelson. Following his family's move to a farm near Middletown, he was educated in the public schools of the community. He . . . — — Map (db m155759) HM|
The Victory Garden Program brought many different groups together to support a single cause. Corporations, private foundations, magazine publishers, and seed companies all contributed to the success of the project. These . . . — — Map (db m164278) HM|
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|Head, Heart, Hands, and Health
Florida 4-H began as a program to teach farming methods to rural youth and became a community-based program that taught millions of young Floridians how to Learn By Doing. In 1909, UF Dean of Agriculture J.J. . . . — — Map (db m135971) HM|
|G.C. Adams, leading educator in Georgia, was born in Newton County in 1868. He became Newton County School Superintendent in 1902, after several years of teaching. While Superintendent he worked to consolidate the county schools, a pioneer . . . — — Map (db m34597) HM|
|Georgia 4-H Club work started in 1905 with 151 boys, each growing one acre of corn, under the leadership of G.C. Adams. In 1911 girls' tomato and canning projects were started.
4-H work led by County Extension Agents, became part of . . . — — Map (db m13380) HM|
Birthplace of 4H
Originated in 1901
by Jessie Field Shambaugh — — Map (db m88092) HM|
|In 1901, as a country school teacher, Jessie Field created practical farm and home courses for her students as part of the regular curriculum. Later, as superintendent of Page County schools, she expanded these clubs and camps to include all rural . . . — — Map (db m88034) HM|
"Everywhere in the country, for those who have learned to see and understand, are lessons which point toward the richness and strength of life."
by Jessie Field Shambaugh
These words are written in memory of "The Mother of 4-H" to honor her . . . — — Map (db m88080) HM|
1821 • The Santa Fe Trail is first used by travelers throughout this area.
1827 • Big John Spring, now buried beneath the highway berm 100 ft. south, is discovered and named by George Sibley survey party.
1844 • John C. Fremont's party, . . . — — Map (db m44996) HM|
I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
my heart to greater loyalty,
my hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community
my country and my world.
Responding to the 1918 national contest, Otis Hall, . . . — — Map (db m116017) HM|
|W.K. Kellogg Hall commemorates this breakfast cereal pioneer and his personal commitment to 4-H. It was made possible by generous contributions from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, a major supporter of 4-H educational programs. The foundation's . . . — — Map (db m116016) HM|
|To the Life and Work of Theodore A. Erickson 1871-1963 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 . . . — — Map (db m158802) HM|
Woollam 4-H celebrates the tradition of 75 years of making the best better
1939-2014 — — Map (db m157743) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m99170) HM|
Today's 4-H Building has served many purposes over the years, originally named the Poultry Building to serve the needs of the poultry department.
In the 1930s, it was designated as the Missouri Building, housing the Missouri State Exhibit from . . . — — Map (db m85034) HM|
|Albert B. “A. B.” Graham was born in Champaign County on March 13, 1868, the son of Joseph and Esther Graham. He was raised in a small rural home, but a fire destroyed the house in 1879, and the family moved to Lena where Graham attended . . . — — Map (db m13789) HM|
|On January 15, 1902, Mr. Albert B. Graham called to order the first meeting of a “Boys' and Girls' Agriculture Experiment Club”. Before growing season 85 children from 10 to 15 years of age had already volunteered to join. One hundred . . . — — Map (db m13217) HM|
|In this building, on January 15, 1902, A. B. Graham organized the first boys and girls agricultural club in the United States out of which grew the 4-H Clubs of America. — — Map (db m13220) HM|
|A. B. Graham, superintendent of Springfield Township Rural schools in Clark County, established the "Boys and Girls Agricultural Experiment Club," which revolutionized agricultural education and non-formal youth development methods. The first . . . — — Map (db m13216) HM|
|Berlin School stood on this site from 1915 to 1975. The first graduating class was in 1916, with the first graduate being Mildred Schanck. The last graduating class was in 1953 with 14 members. Over these 38 years, 472 students graduated from . . . — — Map (db m20554) HM|
A.B. Graham and the 4-H Movement
In 1902, Albert Belmont Graham (1868-1960), a
school teacher and superintendent, established the
Boys and Girls Agricultural Experiment Club in
Springfield, Ohio. Graham believed in learning by
doing, a . . . — — Map (db m94110) HM|
4-H Camp Palmer was founded by 4-H leadership in seven NW Ohio counties. Each county 4-H program shared in the purchase of 16 acres and development of the camp by raising funds within the county.
Before 1947, . . . — — Map (db m161160) HM|
Starting in 1959 new structures were
added along with purchases of more
land to broaden the offerings and size
of Camp Palmer.
The conversation building was added in 1959.
In 1960, the summer . . . — — Map (db m161163) HM|
In 1991, 4-H Camp Palmer received accreditation by The American Camp Association.
The turning point and vision for 4-H Camp Palmer came in 1993 when the camp became more closely affiliated with the . . . — — Map (db m161168) HM|
| In 1832, Sylvanus Allen's property became the site of Brown Township's sixth and final school district. Following many building expansions, the current building, constructed in 1916, became the home of the Lena-Conover Consolidated School and . . . — — Map (db m29839) HM|
In Memory of
Marie Cromer Seigler
Founder of 4-H
1883 - 1964 — — Map (db m43653) HM|
|This house was for many years the home of Marie Cromer Seigler (1882-1964), educator and national pioneer in agricultural instruction. In 1910, as teacher and principal of Talatha School, she founded a Girls' Tomato Club, the first of many such . . . — — Map (db m28714) HM|
|F. Southall Farrar, farm demonstration agent for
Southside Virginia, organized the state’s first
corn clubs for boys in 1909. Such clubs, a feature
of the nation’s emerging agricultural extension
movement, had originated in the Midwest . . . — — Map (db m107770) HM|
|On July 26, 1942 the first African American 4-H camp in the United States was opened here in Fayette County. A 1929 report showed that 44 of the state’s 55 counties had 4-H camps for white children, hut none for black children. Fleming Adolphus . . . — — Map (db m138104) HM|