George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO Photos

George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was the first African-American to become an eminent scientist, overcoming his birth into slavery. His work in agriculture mostly out of Tuskegee Institute was aimed at helping poor farmers gain a living from their land. To convince farmers to plant peanuts & soy beans which returned Nitrogen to the soil, he developed over 300 uses for peanuts to make crop rotation farming economically viable. Carver's birthplace site and the Moses Carver House of 1881 are now run as a National Monument by the National Park Service between Diamond and Joplin, MO.

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Portrait of George Washington Carver with Peanut Plant by Aimee Schweig at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Mural of the life of George Washington Carver by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Detail of painting of George Washington Carver at Simpson College by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Detail of painting of George Washington Carver in his lab by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.
Portrait of George Washington Carver with Peanut Plant (1960) by Aimee Schweig at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Mural of the life of George Washington Carver by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Detail of painting of George Washington Carver at Simpson College by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Detail of painting of George Washington Carver in his lab by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.
Detail of painting of George Washington Carver as old man by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Painting of Forest by George Washington Carver at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Painting of Sunset by George Washington Carver at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Site of Carver's birthplace cabin born in slavery at his National Monument. Diamond, MO.
Detail of painting of George Washington Carver as old man by Paulette Jeck at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Painting of Forest by George Washington Carver at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Painting of Sunset by George Washington Carver at Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Site of Carver's birthplace cabin born in slavery at his National Monument. Diamond, MO.
Moses Carver House at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Wagon from Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute used for training farmers at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Carver family cemetery at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Dragonfly at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.
Moses Carver House (1881) at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Wagon from Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute used for training farmers at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Carver family cemetery at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Dragonfly at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.
Butterfly at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Blue dragonfly at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Turtle at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Creek at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.
Butterfly at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Blue dragonfly at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Turtle at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Creek at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.
Meadow at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Meadow at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Dickcissel at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver bust by William J. Williams at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.
Meadow at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Meadow at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Dickcissel (Spiza americana) at George Washington Carver's Birthplace National Monument. Diamond, MO.Agricultural scientist George Washington Carver (1864-1943) bust by William J. Williams at Missouri State Capitol. Jefferson City, MO.

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