Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg

Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg (HM2DZ0)

Location: Cameron, TX 76520 Milam County
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N 30° 51.021', W 96° 58.58'

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(December 30, 1868 - November 15, 1946)

Pioneer leader of Texas women in rural club work. While serving as principal of a school near Milano, Mrs. Trigg was asked by the United States Department of Agriculture in 1911 to supervise Texas' first Girls' Tomato Club. Her role included organization, teaching, and experimentation. In Aug. 1912, her clubs showed canned products at Milano Fair - the state's first exhibit of this kind, and a great success.

In 1913-1914, she worked in Childress and Milam counties, holding canning schools financed by local groups and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. After enactment of national and state legislation (1914-1915) established the Agricultural Extension Service at land grant colleges, Mrs. Trigg became (in 1916) the first county home demonstration agent in Texas.

Stationed in Denton, she also served on staff of the College of Industrial Arts (now Texas Woman's University), overseeing courses in methods for home demonstration work, assuring its professionalism.

Edna Trigg was a native of Milam County, daughter of Ervin and Rachel Walker Westbrook. She married (in 1892) Charles Letman Trigg, and was mother of Charles Westbrook Trigg and Eloise Trigg (later Mrs. Johnson). Mrs. Trigg is buried in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Denton.
HM NumberHM2DZ0
Year Placed1970
Placed ByTexas State Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 at 10:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 693511 N 3414770
Decimal Degrees30.85035000, -96.97633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 51.021', W 96° 58.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 51' 1.26" N, 96° 58' 34.8" W
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Area Code(s)254, 817, 979
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 E 1st St, Cameron TX 76520, US
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