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George Washington Carver

(1864 - 1943)

  • Studied and sketched plants as a teenager
  • Homesteaded in western Ness County
  • Joined botany department faculty at Iowa State University
  • Found more than 300 uses for the peanut while working at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama
  • Shared agricultural expertise with farmers through conferences and reports

Find more about George Washington Carver on Kansapedia; and George Washington Carver in Kansas Memory.

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