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George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was born in Diamond Missouri at about 1865 as a slave child on Moses and Susans farm Born and raised by his mother Mary George was always having a whooping cough One cold night night raiders or slave robbers came and took Mary and George from their home The Carvers hired their neighbor John Bentley to go and find Mary and George When John returned he had only brought back George and said that his mother could not be found This was the beginning of George Washington Carvers life Since George was a very sick child and always having a whooping cough he was given the job of working around the house and his favorite job working in the garden When George was not tending the garden or doing house chores he was always roaming the nearby woods and streams He explored anything unusual such as reptile and insects George kept his own frog collection and geological finds in a place where nobody could find as he would watch them progress He had his own nursery in the woods and learned how to turn sick plants to healthy plants This helped him be friendly with his neighbors and gained him the name plant doctor George had his own playmates to play childhood games with Though his parents and playmates were white he developed a strong friendship with most everybody and continued contact with them even after he left his hometown The nighttime was about the same as everybodys except George and his brother went out to explore while the elders were asleep During the night he would observe plants and also have fun riding sheep until punished by his parents George learned very quickly He mastered everything that was taught to him This life style helped him become aware of his special talents before the difference of his skin color Having white friends and
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