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14 Fascinating Inventors and Innovators from the South

The South has a long history of ingenuity and bright ideas.

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Chris Queen

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July 6, 2014 - 7:00 am
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After my post a few weeks ago debunking myths about the South, the idea came to me to look into different inventors from Dixie.

I found that, as with many regions of the country, most Southern inventors came up with products we don’t use anymore or don’t really think about. But some really fascinating inventions and innovations originated in the minds of Southern men and women.

From agricultural advances to technological breakthroughs to revolutionary beverages, the South can claim quite a few innovations. Here are fourteen of them…

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Amazing list, but don't forget the most famous of all, George Washington Carver.
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And..... the Dempster Brothers, Knoxville, TN. The Dempster Dumpster.
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Whats that? No list of each item on the first page that is linked to separate pages in the article? Then not reading it. Thank you, author and editors for saving me some time this morning.

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All you had to do was click on the "see it on one page" link at the top. Too lazy?
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The other two doctors shown in the picture of Dr. DeBakey are (l) Dr. Christiaan Barnard and (r) Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz, who performed the first two heart transplants in 1967.

Dr. Barnard was a different sort of 'Southerner' being from South Africa.
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Dr. Percy Julian, a research chemist, from Montgomery, Alabama is in the Inventor's Hall of Fame for work on steroids. Dr. Julian received 130 patents in his lifetime. He was on a postage stamp in the 1980s or early '90s.
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Amazing list, but don't forget the most famous of all, George Washington Carver.
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