Clarion, Iowa: Birthplace of the 4-H EmblemA sign, a plaque on a boulder, and a historical birthplace building -- all for a logo.
4-H Schoolhouse Museum
- Central Ave. W., Clarion, IA
- 4-H Schoolhouse Museum. In Gazebo Park, which is on the northeast corner of the intersection of Hwys 38 and 3, dead center downtown.
- Museum: T, Th 1-4 pm; Sa 9 am - noon. (Call to verify)
Visitor Tips and News About Birthplace of the 4-H Emblem
Instead of simply touring birthplaces of successful corporations, fast food chains, or organizations, how about trekking to where their logos were first conceived? True, it'd be a mostly annoying slog up and down NYC's Madison Avenue, but not so for rural favorites such as the 4-H Club. The 4-H four-leaf clover logo was dreamed up by superintendent of schools O.H. Benson in 1907, and became an enduring national emblem. Clarion considers this important enough to rate a sign, a plaque engraved on a boulder, and a historical birthplace building -- the old schoolhouse. [Thanks to Kristin Caruso for the photo][Roadsideamerica.com Team., 04/09/2005]