Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri Historical

Iron County - The "Birthplace of 4-H" in Missouri Historical (HM1VD6)

Location: Ironton, MO 63650 Iron County
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N 37° 35.873', W 90° 37.678'

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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.
HM NumberHM1VD6
Year Placed1974
Placed ByIron County 4-H Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 709405 N 4163846
Decimal Degrees37.59788333, -90.62796667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 35.873', W 90° 37.678'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 35' 52.38" N, 90° 37' 40.68" W
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Area Code(s)573
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-231 S Main St, Ironton MO 63650, US
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