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The George Washington Carver National Monument was dedicated in Diamond, Missouri, on this date in 1953, although it was established ten years earlier (1943).
The monument recognizes Carver's outstanding achievements as a scientist, educator, and humanitarian. Although Dr. Carver spent only 10 to 12 years on the Diamond Grove farm in Missouri, the area and community greatly influenced his life. Here, George Washington Carver was born into slavery and orphaned as an infant. Yet, he grew up with a love and appreciation of nature that would sustain him throughout his life.
George Washington Carver National Monument is a park that consists of 210 of the original 240-acre Moses Carver farm. Outside is the three-quarter-mile Carver Trail, a walking trail that winds through the woodlands and tall grass prairie. You can see the Carver Birthplace Site and Carver Boyhood Statue along this trail. Carver Spring, Williams pond and spring, Moses Carver's 1881 house, and the Carver family cemetery. The trail is only partially handicapped accessible.
George Washington Carver National Monument
5646 Carver Road,
Diamond, Missouri 64840