“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

4-H Youth Program Historical Markers

Markers 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.
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By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2015
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Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Historical GoldenrodBirthplace of 4H

Originated in 1901 by Jessie Field Shambaugh — Map (db m88092) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Jessie Field Shambaugh(1881 - 1971)

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 . . . — Map (db m88034) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Jessie Field Shambaugh

"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 . . . — Map (db m88080) HM

Maryland (Montgomery County), Chevy Chase — The 4-H Club Pledge
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
Missouri (Iron County), Ironton — Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri1914
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
Ohio (Clark County), Springfield — A. B. GrahamFounder of 4-H
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
Ohio (Clark County), Springfield — The A. B. Graham Building
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
Ohio (Clark County), Springfield — 3-12 — The Birthplace of 4-H
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
Ohio (Franklin County), Columbus — 117- 25 — A. B. Graham and the 4-H Movement / Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
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
Virginia (Dinwiddie County), McKenney — S-86 — Origins of 4-H in Virginia
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

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