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Jesup Wagon

  While at Tuskegee Carver pioneered the use of agricultural demonstration wagons commonly known as Jesup wagons named in honor of Morris Jesup, a New York banker and philanthropist who financed the production for the fitting and equipment to instruct farmers and sharecroppers in rural regions of the state about efficient farming methods. Carver not only drafted the plans for the wagons but also selected the equipment, drew instructional charts and suggested lecture topics to be delivered at each visit.

Carver's original drawing of a "Jesup" wagon

Photo courtesy of George Washington Carver National Monument

 

Carver's Jesup Wagon was so successful and inventive, that it was eventually adopted by the United States Department of Agriculture's outreach program.

Jesup wagon in front of the US Department of Agriculture

Photo taken from US Department of Agriculture website

 

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Made by Kyle Backman, Rosanna Caponi, Casey Korn and Kayla Snively For His260 at Cornell College