George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver was an educator and botanical researcher who taught former slaves how to farm for self-sufficiency.

In the South, cotton farming had damaged the soil so he began to advocate alternative crops like peanuts!  His most successful way of promoting the peanut was to make, like, a gazillion things out of them.  Paints, dyes, nitroglycerin, gasoline. . .the list goes on and on!

George Washington Carver

Published in: on August 23, 2007 at 2:27 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. He also invented the peanutarang, peanutmobile, and whirlypeanut in his underground peanut cave. And he had a sidekick who dressed up as a red pistachio.

  2. I like peanuts.

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