- 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.


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

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