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December 2009 Archives

Vintage 4-H Dress

Vintage 4-H Dress

This Vintage 4-H Dress was submitted by a friend of Extension in Douglas County.

Original Yellow Pie Plate

Original Yellow Pie Plate

A friend of Extension in Norman County presented the original pie plate that was the inspiration for the educational package called Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate. This series of resources from Extension family development faculty helps family members make decisions about passing on or dividing up non-titled property.

1920s 4-H State Fair buttons

State Fair Pins

Dean Bell from the Hegne Hustlers 4-H Club submitted a display of 1920s 4-H State Fair buttons. The annual 4-H State Fair buttons are a tradition that continues today--4-H youth still cherish the pins they receive when they earn a trip to the State Fair.

1931 4-H member Vida Haake

4-H Poster by Vida Haake

This poster about 1931 4-H member Vida Haake includes a handwritten letter asking to become a 4-H member, cake club project documents, a letter to Haake about her winning project, and details about the value of 4-H in the life of this 1930s-era youth.

Mattress Making in the Great Depression

Murray Mattress

Extension friends in Murray County created a poster documenting Extension work in making mattresses for rural families during the 1930s and 1940s. Mattress making was one of many ways Extension helped Minnesota families survive the Great Depression.

Pink Chiffon Dress

Pink Chiffon Dress

A friend of Extension in Watonwan County submitted this pink chiffon dress, made as a 4-H project in 1933 and worn by the State Fair 4-H Style Revue Queen, along with related newspaper articles.

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