George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver
Michael and Jim Riley
In honor of Lavona Benoit and Evelyn Riley: "The more you love, the more love makes: goodness done for goodness sake." Like this great man, our mothers believe it's better to give than to receive.
Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) was born in Lamar, MO. He grew up in Independence and was an army captain in France during WWI. In 1934, he was elected U.S. Senator from Missouri and became Vice President of the United States in 1944. At the death of President Roosevelt in 1945, he became the 33rd President of the United States, serving from 1945-1953. He proposed the Fair Deal, authored the Truman Doctrine, and negotiated the alliance that became the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
President Truman was conscientiously precise and honest and established a reputation for speaking the truth. He had two signs on his desk. One quoted Mark Twain: "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." the other sign quoted Truman and read: "The buck stops here.”
Erected by Missouri Wall of Fame River Heritage Mural Association.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
Location. 37° 18.138′ N, 89° 31.088′ W. Marker is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Cape Girardeau County. Marker is on Water Street. Located on Missouri Wall of Fame along the Missouri River Front. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Girardeau MO 63701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1918-1919 (here, next to this marker); The Civil War/The Boys of Summer (here, next to this marker); 1980 (a few steps from this marker); Muralist / Broadcasters (a few steps from this marker); 2003 (a few steps from this marker); 1909 (a few steps from this marker); Hollywood (a few steps from this marker); 1916 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Girardeau.
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1. George Washington Carver. Carver’s research and innovative educational programs were aimed at inducing farmers to replace expensive commodities, and he developed a variety of uses for crops such as cow peas, sweet potatoes and peanuts. Carver had abandoned both teaching and agricultural plot work by the late 1920s, though he continued to advise farmers and students. (Submitted on September 1, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
2. Harry S. Truman. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri, and spent most of his youth on his family's 600-acre farm near Independence. In the last months of World War I, he served in combat in France as an artillery officer with his National Guard unit. After the war, he briefly owned a haberdashery in Kansas City, Missouri, and joined the Democratic Party and the political machine of Tom Pendergast. Truman was first elected to public office as a county official in 1922, and then as a U.S. Senator in 1934. He gained national prominence as chairman of the Truman Committee, formed in March 1941, which aimed to find and correct problems such as waste and inefficiency in Federal Government wartime contracts. (Submitted on September 1, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
3. Mississippi River Tales Mural. The Mississippi River Tales is a mural containing (Submitted on September 1, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Alabama, USA. 3. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. 4. submitted on September 5, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.