Near Diamond in Newton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
The Persimmon Tree
George, like most children, was supposed to stay in after dark. He later recalled, "...my brother and I would sometimes steal out to the persimmon tree. And when we went into the house there was Mrs. Carver waiting for us beside a jar of willow switches. But when she started toward me, I used to open my mouth and yell. And she would walk away rather than hear that awful yelling. When she turned her back, I would sob and stuff into my mouth a persimmon... And those persimmons did taste awful good."
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 36° 59.32′ N, 94° 21.417′ W. Marker is near Diamond, Missouri, in Newton County. Click for map. Marker is along the nature trail at George Washington Carver National Monument, not far from the Moses Carver House. 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. Williams' Spring (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Special Moments in the Woods (about 800 feet away); What an Orphan Chooses to Forget - and Remember (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of George Washington Carver (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Moses Carver Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Carver National Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Carver's Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away); George Washington Carver's Thoughts (approx. 0.2 miles 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 Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. American Persimmon. (Submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • African Americans • Environment • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 320 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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