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Appanoose County, Iowa 4-H History

Posted on 05/02/2013 at 4:38 PM
Actually, the first “fair” was called an Agricultural Fair. At one time there was a race track in South Centerville, one held in the Cooper Creek area and also on Haynes Avenue, in North Centerville. The earliest printed record is from a 1932 Mystic newspaper which records activities of 4-H...

Clarke County, Iowa 4-H History

Posted on 03/26/2013 at 12:27 PM
Clarke County 4-H was started in 1910 by school superintendents Frank Reed and Bessy Hart. It was sponsored by the school. Girls clubs were first recognized in the 1919-1920 Clarke County Extension Annual Report. Many changes have taken place in the years since then. 1940’s In 1947 the first fair...

Decatur County, Iowa 4-H History

Posted on 12/15/2011 at 12:18 PM
A History of 4-H in Decatur County Compiled by Jack Van Laar County Extension Education Director January, 2009 Click here for the full version of the Decatur County 4-H History. Foreword Although I was never a 4-H member, I am a native and life-long resident of Decatur County, having grown up on a farm in the...
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