George Washington Carver

Esther Kauffeld Hoffa, a volunteer with the Warren County Historical Society, talks to a group of Indianola fifth graders in 2019 about George Washington Carver, who attended Simpson College and lived in Indianola before going on to become a world-famous scientist. The shack where Carver is supposed to have lived while at Simpson is one of the artifacts the historical society is working to preserve.

It’s been well over a century since George Washington Carver called Indianola home. But thanks to a new webinar that aired last week, history buffs heard his voice again, in more ways than one.

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A life-size bronze statue of George Washington Carver stands outside the ISU Seed Science Center.

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