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Diamond, Missouri Historical Markers

 
American Legion Post 431 Veterans Memorial (rear) image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., January 22, 2011
American Legion Post 431 Veterans Memorial (rear)
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — American Legion Post 431 Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served in the defense of our country For God and Country — Map (db m42013) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — Birthplace of George Washington Carver
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Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — George Washington Carver National Monument
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 . . . — Map (db m42009) HM
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — George Washington Carver's Birthplace
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
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — George Washington Carver's Thoughts
Right Road Öhow can I be sure that Iím on the right road?Ö “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
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — Moses Carver Family Cemetery
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
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — Special Moments in the Woods
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
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — The Moses Carver Farm
The farm on which George Washington Carver grew up was owned by Moses and Susan Carver. While Georgeís 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
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — The Persimmon Tree
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
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — What an Orphan Chooses to Forget - and Remember
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
Missouri (Newton County), Diamond — Williams' Spring
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

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