- Associated Press - Saturday, January 6, 2018

DIAMOND, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri park that tells the life story of George Washington Carver is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the agriculture pioneer’s death with a weekend of activities.

The Joplin Globe reports that activities began Friday and will continue through the weekend, wrapping up Sunday at the George Washington Carver National Monument, a 210-acre park near the tiny southwest Missouri town of Diamond where Carver was raised.

Born into slavery near the end of the Civil War, Carver went on to become a world-renowned scientist and educator. He is credited with teaching people how to make peanut butter and rotate crops. He was 79 when he died Jan. 5, 1943, in Tuskegee, Alabama.

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Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com


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