Neosho in Newton County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
George Washington Carver
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.
Lincoln School – Neosho • Minneapolis (KS) High • Simpson College • Iowa State • Tuskegee
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. Marker is north across Spring Street from Big Spring Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 West Spring Street, Neosho MO 64850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Abbott Cave (about 400 feet away); Heaton Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Neosho Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
4. Wikipedia entry for George Washington Carver. “Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. Together with other agricultural experts, he urged farmers to restore nitrogen to their soils by practicing systematic crop rotation: alternating cotton crops with plantings of sweet potatoes or legumes (such as peanuts, soybeans and cowpeas). These crops both restored nitrogen to the soil and were good for human consumption. Following the crop rotation practice resulted in improved cotton yields and gave farmers (Submitted on February 2, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 94 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week February 3, 2019. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.