Carver's Laboratory Historical

Carver's Laboratory Historical (HM1X91)

Location: Tuskegee, AL 36083 Macon County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 26.002', W 85° 42.801'

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—Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site —

The primary idea in all of my work was to help the farmer and fill the poor man's empty dinner pail . . .
—George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver taught classes and developed new products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other crops here in his Milbank Agricultural Hall laboratory. In his 47-year career at Tuskegee, Carver created extension services for black farmers and homemakers, the first experimental station in a black college, and numerous other agricultural innovations.


His scientific legacy lives on at Milbank's Center for Plant Biotechnology Research, where students have experimented with raising vegetables in a weightless environment on behalf of the U.S. Space Program.

[Photo Captions]
{Top Right}: Today students study plant, animal, and environmental sciences.

{Main Photo}: George Washington Carver, second from right, instructs students in the chemistry lab.
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HM NumberHM1X91
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Placed ByThe National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 12th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 620960 N 3589201
Decimal Degrees32.43336667, -85.71335000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 26.002', W 85° 42.801'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 26' 0.12" N, 85° 42' 48.06" W
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Area Code(s)334
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near N Water St, Tuskegee AL 36083, US
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