What do you do when it’s the last week of school and George Washington Carver National Monument is between the school and your home?  You stop by and take a walk, of course! It was a beautiful day, so Kristin and I couldn’t resist making a stop here on the way home from school.  I teach in Diamond where the monument is located.  We make the 25-minute drive home every day to Joplin, so we pass by the turnoff for the monument all the time.  It feels like it is in the middle of nowhere, and I guess it is.  The monument is located where George Washington Carver was born and spent his boyhood.  When you make the turnoff, it isn’t long before you see this. There is ample parking in front of the visitor’s center.  There is also no charge for visiting the center or walking the…

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