Immediately after George Washington Carver’s death in 1943, the United States Congress recognized the importance of keeping his memory alive by establishing Carver’s birthplace as a national monument.
George Washington Carver first made an . . . — — Map (db m42009) HM
The cabin site offers an impression of the slave cabin in which Carver was born. Its mysteries reflect the confused circumstances of Carver's early life.
The log cabin in which George Washington Carver was born was not built with the . . . — — Map (db m42011) HM
…how can I be sure that I’m on the right road?… “In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.” Now you must learn to look to Him for direction and then follow, and you will never go wrong.
George . . . — — Map (db m42892) HM
As an impressionable young boy, George Washington Carver looked on as friends and neighbors were interred in the Moses Carver Family Cemetery. The cemetery may contain as many as 40 graves dating as far back as 1835, but only 21 of the graves have . . . — — Map (db m42033) HM
This spring was the closest drinking water for the Carver household in the 1860s. Accoring to George, he was too frail for field work. His guardian, Susan Carver, gave him many household chores including drawing water from this spring. As a typical . . . — — Map (db m42030) HM
The farm on which George Washington Carver grew up was owned by Moses and Susan Carver. While George’s path in life took him far from here, he considered this farm his first home.
In the 1830s, Moses and Susan Carver moved from Sangamon . . . — — Map (db m42007) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m42032) HM
Sometime near the end of the Civil War, a slave was born here in a cabin. His mother, Mary, named the baby - her second son - George. Moses Carver had purchased Mary as an enslaved person back in 1855, when she was about 13 years old.
Years of . . . — — Map (db m42028) HM
William Williams married Moses Carver's niece, Sarah Jane Carver, in 1853 and they built their home beside this spring. Their two children, Daniel and Martha, played with George Washington Carver as they grew up on the farm.
During the 1930's . . . — — Map (db m42031) HM
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie Parker, Buck and Blanche Barrow and W.D. Jones rented this apartment and holed up inside for several months. On April 13, 1933, law officers from the Joplin Police Department and from Newton County, seeking suspected . . . — — Map (db m170321) HM
This point was established in 1857 by an 800 member expedition starting at the southwest corner of Missouri and working north. The party included soldiers, teamsters, cooks, astronomers and surveyors. The expedition took nearly six months, being . . . — — Map (db m143500) HM
The presence of large deposits of limestone and running water make Big Spring Park an ideal location for caves such as Stairstep Cave. However, there is another cave that lives in the memories of the elders of Neosho.
In 1946 J.W. Abbott left . . . — — Map (db m43033) HM
Neosho was the Confederate Capitol of Missouri, when, on October 8, 1861, in the old Masonic Building on the northeast corner of the Square, the legislature passed the Ordinance of Secession, separating Missouri from the Union. — — Map (db m42036) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m43025) HM
In 1898, Edward Haas built this four story warehouse to house his wholesale grocery. The warehouse has an electric belt driven elevator and automatic sprinkler system. His business was the center for the entire region for canning and shipping. The . . . — — Map (db m42915) HM
Herman Jaeger, a Swiss immigrant, settled six miles east of Neosho in 1865 and started a vineyard. He located superior wild grapes in the area. Some of these local disease resistant varieties he sent to France in the 1870’s. They were used to . . . — — Map (db m43027) HM
James S. Scott, composer of about 30 Ragtime pieces, was born in Neosho February 12, 1886. He was one of the greatest Ragtime composers of all time. Among his best known compositions are “Frog Legs Rag,” “Kansas City Rag,” . . . — — Map (db m43028) HM
“In honor of the men and women
of Newton County who
serve their country in
World War II.”
“Erected by the Neosho
Junior Chamber of Commerce
through the sale of
scrap metal donated by
the People of Newton . . . — — Map (db m42986) HM
This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Rocketdyne Neosho whose tireless efforts and relentless pursuit of quality resulted in the world's finest liquid rocket engines. Neosho's engines powered Jupiter, Redstone, Mercury, Atlas, Gemini . . . — — Map (db m43034) HM
Directly in front of this marker, at the corner of Washington and Spring Streets, there stood in 1861 a two-story frame building that served as a Masonic Hall. In this building, known as Missouri's "first Confederate Capitol," there occurred a . . . — — Map (db m45775) HM
Thomas Hart Benton was born at 214 East McKinney St., Neosho, on April 15, 1889, the son of Congressman M. E. Benton, and grand nephew of Missouri’s first senator, Thomas Hart Benton.
Tom’s early years were shared by listening to court house . . . — — Map (db m42992) HM
First Battle of Newtonia
At or near this location, the First and Second Battles of Newtonia were fought. The First Battle of Newtonia occurred on Sept. 30, 1862 when Union forces attempted to dislodge a large force of Confederates who . . . — — Map (db m65017) HM
Second Battle of Newtonia
A few miles southwest of this location, the Second Battle of Newtonia was fought on Oct. 28, 1864. The conflict came near the end of Maj. Gen. Sterling Price’s celebrated invasion of Missouri. With the Federals . . . — — Map (db m65018) HM
In commemoration of the battles fought at Newtonia in the Civil War. The first on September 30, 1862 between the Union forces under Colonel Fredrick Salomon and Confederate forces under General Jo Shelby. The second on October 28, 1864. This . . . — — Map (db m78170) HM WM
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Lawrence Watts ∙ Curge Burkhart ∙ Jesse D. Stegall ∙ Milton Manning ∙ Earl F. Pollock Sr. ∙ Arthur Callemore ∙ Donald McKinney ∙ Lawrence R. Gardiner ∙ Lloyd B. Keith ∙ . . . — — Map (db m80573) WM