Milam County Historical Commission
Milam County, Texas
Milam County Historical Commission - Milam County, TX
Statue of Ben Milam at Milam County, TX Courthouse
Old Junior High School Building, Rockdale, TX
Milam County Courthouse - Cameron, TX
Preserve America
Mrs. Edna Westbrook Trigg
Courthouse lawn
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.
Erected 1970
.
Edna Westrook Trigg HIstorical Marker
Edna Westbrook Trigg
Texas' First Home Demonstration Agent

Edna W. Trigg, first home demonstration
agent in Texas.

Photo courtesy of and permission received
from Cushing Memorial Library and
Archives, Texas A&M University.



Copyright: If this photo is used in a publication
or website, proper citation is required. All
materials must be credited as follows: Cushing
Memorial Library and Archives, Texas A&M
University. It is the userís responsibility to
secure permission from the copyright holders for
publication of any materials. Permission must be
obtained in writing prior to publication. Please
contact the Cushing Memorial Library for further
information. Phone: 979-845-1951, Fax: 979-845-
1441, Web: library.tamu.edu/Cushing, Email:
cushing-library@tamu.edu.