Skip to comments.George Washington Carver, his Faith, & the Peanut "Only alone can I draw close enough to God to discover His secrets"
Posted on 07/13/2020 7:04:09 PM PDT by Perseverando
"Mr. Creator, will you tell me why the peanut was made?" - George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver - His Life and Faith in His Own Words
George Washington Carver was born a slave during the Civil War, possibly around the date of JULY 12, 1865, but there are no records.
Within a few weeks, his father, who belonged to the next farm over, was killed in a log hauling accident.
Shortly after the Civil War, while still an infant, bushwhackers from the Democrat South kidnapped George, along with his mother and sister.
Moses Carver, a German immigrant, sent friends to track down the thieves and offer to trade his best horse to retrieve them.
Told to leave the horse and comeback later, the thieves only left baby George lying on the ground, sick with the whooping cough, an illness which permanently effected his physical constitution.
George never saw his mother and sister again.
Illness claimed the lives of his two other sisters and they were buried on the old Carver farm.
George and his older brother, Jim, were raised the farm in Diamond Grove, Missouri, by "Uncle" Moses and "Aunt" Sue Carver, who were childless.
Jim died of smallpox, and George suffered from poor health as a child.
He stayed near the house helping with chores, learning to cook, clean, sew, mend and wash laundry, skills that he would later use to support himself.
His recreation was to spend time in the woods.
The Carvers supported George's decision to leave home to attend school in Neosho, Missouri.
He paid his own tuition by doing odd jobs.
In the intervening years, George Carver worked his way through grade school and high school, cooking and doing laundry, drifting
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The George Washington Carver National Memorial and Museum is located about three miles west of Diamond, Missouri. Behind the museum is over 100 acres of native prairie land. If you visit, you will come away with a new appreciation for George Washington Carver, his devotion to Christian ideals and his many achievements.
If there are two Great Americans who should be celebrated by everyone, it’s George Washington Carver, and Booker T. Washington.
I have always greatly admired Dr Carver. He is an inspiration an American treasure and Im proud he was raised in Missouri.
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