George Washington Carver arrives in Dearborn to work
July 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am
At the invitation of Henry Ford, George Washington Carver arrived in Dearborn on this day in 1942. He set up a laboratory in an old water works building. He and Ford experimented with different crops, including sweet potatoes and dandelions, eventually devising a way to make a rubber substitute from goldenrod, a plant weed.