George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver

Interesting Facts-Died by falling down the stairs-Known as the ''plant doctor''-Helped Henry Ford make peanut rubber for cannons for World War II

More Interesting Facts-In actuality, George Washington Carver did NOT make Peanut Butter.-In 1916, Carver published a research bulletin, “How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption.” This bulletin includes several interesting ways to use peanuts like shampoo, mayonnaise, paints, and coffee.

Discoveries He was a botanist who discovered over 300 uses for peanuts. He also discovered over 100 uses for pecans and sweet potatoes.

A Few Inventions-printer's ink-cooking oil-axle grease

Some Important Dates-Born : around 1864-Died : 1/5/1943

Education-Simpson College- Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (Iowa State University)-Taught at Tuskegee Institute

George Washington Carver

Impact on ScienceCarver had many impacts across many fields of science. A few of these fields are listed below:ChemurgyPlant Breeding/GeneticsFood Science/NutritionPlant PathologySoil Science Bacteriology Botany and MycologyEcologySystematics

Famous Caver Quotes''Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.''''If you love it enough, anything will talk to you.''''No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind him distinct and legitimate reasons for having passed through it.''

Early Life-Born in Diamond, MO-Parents names are Mary and Giles -Born into slavery under Moses Carter-Kidnapped as an infant along with his mother and sister

Carver's TombstoneHis epitaph reads: ''He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world.''


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