Diamond, Missouri: George Washington Carver's Talking Bust

First national monument to an African American. The outdoor bust of the agricultural inventor recites a poem -- in his own high crackly spry voice (as an old man) -- at the push of a button.

George Washington Carver National Monument

Macon Lane, Diamond, MO
George Washington Carver National Monument. Two miles west of town on Hwy V, then south on Carver Rd. On the right. The bust is on the right side of the visitor center, toward the back.
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George Washington Carver talking bust. George Washington Carver National Monument

3/4 mile walking trail, visitors center, scenic view, and short audio presentation at the monument of George Washington Carver reading a poem.

[Joshua Walderbach, 07/06/2010]

Big grounds -- 240 acres -- and a visitors center mark the birthplace of this "famous black agronomist." First national monument to an African-American. When we visited, the shiny bronze bust offered push button-audio and GWC's actual high crackly spry voice (as an old man) reciting an inspirational poem. Dioramas in the museum, boyhood statue on the nature trail.

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