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

George Washington Carver

 
 
George Washington Carver Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
1. George Washington Carver Marker
Inscription.
A former slave boy, George Washington Carver came to Neosho in the 1870s seeking an education. At Neosho’s Lincoln School, he began his long climb out of ignorance. This was his first step toward becoming a world-famous scientist and teacher at Tuskegee. Dr. Carver died in 1943.
Tuskegee
Iowa State
Simpson College
Minneapolis (Ks) High
Lincoln School – Neosho

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This Pathway Honors Some of Neosho’s Most Outstanding Citizens
 
Location. 36° 52.209′ N, 94° 22.331′ W. Marker is in Neosho, Missouri, in Newton County. Marker is on Spring Street near Spring Hill Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is north across Spring Street from Big Spring Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 West Spring Street, Neosho MO 64850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Hart Benton (here, next to this marker); Herman Jaeger (here, next to this marker); James S. Scott (here, next to this marker); Founding of Neosho (within shouting distance of this marker); Rocketdyne
George Washington Carver Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
2. George Washington Carver Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abbott Cave (about 400 feet away); Heaton Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Neosho Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Neosho.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Carver National Monument. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Washington Carver: Historic Missourian. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. (Submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Neosho's Most Outstanding Citizens Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
3. Neosho's Most Outstanding Citizens Marker
George Washington Carver Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
4. George Washington Carver Marker
George Washington Carver image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
5. George Washington Carver
This 1942 portrait of George Washington Carver by Betsy Graves Reyneau hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Born Diamond Grove (formerly Diamond), Missouri. Born into slavery, George Washington Carver overcame the obstacles of slender means and racial discrimination to seek an education. He believed that "when you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." These words, coupled with his lifelong goal to help poor black farmers trapped in sharecropping and dependency on cotton as a crop, pervaded his work at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute, where he was director of agricultural teaching and research for nearly forty years. Carver's laboratory investigations led to the discovery of more than 450 new commercial products-ranging from margarine to library paste-that could be extracted from previously untapped sources such as the peanut and sweet potato. He demonstrated for southern farmers the wisdom of diversifying crops, instead of relying mainly on the soil-exhausting crop of cotton.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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