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

George Washington Carver National Monument

 
 
George Washington Carver National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
1. George Washington Carver National Monument Marker
Inscription.
Immediately after George Washington Carverís death in 1943, the United States Congress recognized the importance of keeping his memory alive by establishing Carverís birthplace as a national monument.

George Washington Carver first made an impression on Congress when he appeared before the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee in 1921 to win a tariff bill that would help the Southís peanut farmers. Years later Congress recognized a man who had risen out of enslavement through an era of torturous segregation and discrimination to become an extraordinary contributor to the nationís scientific, economic, and social well-being. It decided that Carverís birthplace would serve as a fitting setting to interpret his inspiring story. National leaders also hoped that such an honor for an African American would strengthen national unity during wartime and promote interracial goodwill. Carver is commemorated here through an agricultural landscape and the natural beauty that inspired him many accomplishments.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 36° 59.162′ N, 94° 21.313′ W. Marker is near Diamond, Missouri, in Newton County. Touch for map. Marker is on the George Washington Carver National
George Washington Carver NM Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
2. George Washington Carver NM Marker
In center
Monument Visitor Center viewing porch. 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. The Moses Carver Farm (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver's Birthplace (here, next to this marker); George Washington Carver's Thoughts (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of George Washington Carver (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); What an Orphan Chooses to Forget - and Remember (about 400 feet away); Special Moments in the Woods (about 500 feet away); Moses Carver Family Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Williams' Spring (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Diamond.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Washington Carver National Monument. (Submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Washington Carver: Famous Missourian. (Submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site. (Submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Photo on Geo Washington Carver NM Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, July 14, 1953
3. Photo on Geo Washington Carver NM Marker
[Caption reads] 2,000 people came to the opening ceremony of the George Washington Caver National Monument on July 14, 1953.
Map on George Washington Carver NM Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, undated
4. Map on George Washington Carver NM Marker
George Washington Carver National Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
5. George Washington Carver National Monument
Visitor Center entrance
George Washington Carver National Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
6. George Washington Carver National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5, 6. submitted on April 27, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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