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Carus, Alwin C., (1901-2004.) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Carus, Alwin C., (1901-2004.)

Historical Note: Alwin Carus was born in 1901 in LaSalle, Illinois, to Paul and Mary Carus. He was the youngest of six children in a large German family. Educated at home until high school, Alwin attended the University of Chicago, studied chemistry and worked for metal and chemical companies during his professional career. Coming from an educated family, Alwin learned German, math, and music at an early age. During his early years, Alwin grew fond of astronomy, farming, the railroad, and the natural world. Alwin's early interests would lead him to work with the LaSalle County Railroad Bureau, buy and develop his own farms, and play witness to over a dozen solar eclipses around the world. Alwin Carus died in 2004.
Note Author: Matt Borowicz

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