Courtesy GWC National Monument
George Washington Carver
October 8, 1896: Missouri-born George Washington Carver taught his first class at Tuskegee Institute on this date.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.