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Homestead Of A Genius

Kansas State Historical Marker
Ness County
      A mile and a half south is a quarter section of land originally homesteaded by George Washington Carver. An African American and one of America's great scientists, Carver revolutionized agriculture in the South with his discoveries. From sweet potatoes and peanuts alone, he made paint, soap, wallboard, milk substitute, medicines, cosmetics, and some 500 other products.

    K-96, Ness County
    15 miles west of Ness City