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Near Diamond in Newton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Special Moments in the Woods

 
 
Special Moments in the Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
1. Special Moments in the Woods Marker
Inscription.
This spring was the closest drinking water for the Carver household in the 1860s. Accoring to George, he was too frail for field work. His guardian, Susan Carver, gave him many household chores including drawing water from this spring. As a typical young boy, George frequently stopped to play in the water, observe plants and animals, and enjoy time alone away from other chores. Memories of those private encounters with nature reinforced George's impression that he possessed special talents and a promising future.

Enjoy the view, but please do not drink this spring water. By today's health standards, it is not potable.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 59.245′ N, 94° 21.293′ W. Marker is near Diamond, Missouri, in Newton County. Click for map. Marker is at the end of a boardwalk along the nature trail at George Washington Carver National Monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5646 Carver Road, Diamond MO 64840, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. What an Orphan Chooses to Forget - and Remember (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of George Washington Carver (within shouting distance of this
Special Moments in the Woods Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
2. Special Moments in the Woods Marker
marker); George Washington Carver's Thoughts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Williams' Spring (about 400 feet away); The Moses Carver Farm (about 500 feet away); George Washington Carver National Monument (about 500 feet away); George Washington Carver's Birthplace (about 500 feet away); The Persimmon Tree (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Diamond.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Carver National Monument. (Submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Washington Carver: Famous Missourian. (Submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEnvironmentExploration
 
Spring Just Beyond Special Moments Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
3. Spring Just Beyond Special Moments Marker
Note "No Drinking" sign to right of tree trunk
Turkey Tracks Along the Nature Trail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
4. Turkey Tracks Along the Nature Trail
Boy Carver Statue Along Nature Trail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
5. Boy Carver Statue Along Nature Trail
Contemplating nature and his purpose in life. Created by Robert Amendola in 1960.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 325 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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