"The Jesup Agricultural Wagon" George Washington Carver National Monument Things to Do Tip by Stephen-KarenConn

  The Jesup Agricultural Wagon
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  • The Jesup Agricultural Wagon - George Washington Carver National Monument
      The Jesup Agricultural Wagon
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      Opposite View of the Jesup Agricultural Wagon
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As a professor at Tuckagee Institute in Alabama, Carver had his students build this horse drawn wagon for the purpose of taking their knowledge to the people who needed it. This agricultural station on wheels was named for Morris K. Jesup, a New York businessman who helped finance Carver's work. The wagon was a "moveable school," used to carry agricultural exhibits to county fairs and other community gatherings.

The horse drawn wagon was later replaced by a motorized truck, still called the Jesup Wagon. By the 1930s it carried a nurse, a home demonstration agent, an agricultural agent, and an architect to share the latest techniques with rural people of the South.

Address: 5646 Carver Road, Diamond, MO 64840
Directions: The Jesup Agricultural Wagon is on display beside the Moses and Susan Carver House.
Phone: 1-417-325-4151
Website: http://www.cr.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/tuskegee/gwcwagon.htm

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  • Updated Jan 4, 2006
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