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Historic plaque, Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Cameron, Texas. It reads: "Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg (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 1913-14, 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."
Date: October 8, 2006
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Moore and Birdie McGee, November 9, 1897]

Description: Letter from Charles B. Moore to Mary Moore and Birdie McGee in which he updates them on the cold weather; harvesting pears with Linnet; and the successes and failures of the garden and the crops. He also talks about the continuing construction on the house. He says that Billy Smith's daughter died.
Date: November 9, 1897
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from D. W. Kempner to Thos. L. James, December 22, 1950]

Description: Letter from D. W. Kempner to Thos. L. James discussing an issue with a invoice for 20 lbs of pecans instead of the desired 10 lbs. Kempner also requests items ranging from canned beans to light bulbs that can either be put in I. H. Kempner's car or be send by a Sugar Land truck.
Date: December 22, 1950
Creator: Kempner, Daniel W. (Daniel Webster), 1877-1956
Partner: Rosenberg Library