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Liberia 1926 Harvard Expedition

The following is from Focus on Liberia. This is a continuation of our blog series on Firestone and the history of Liberia:

Liberia in 1926: In 1926, the Liberian government granted Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. a ninety-nine year lease on up to one million acres of land Firestone wanted to establish a large rubber plantation. To help the company understand the conditions and challenges it faced, Firestone sponsored a Harvard team of scientists and physicians to conduct a four-month-long biological and medical survey of Liberia’s interior. Loring Whitman, a Harvard medical student, served as the expedition's official photographer. Source: Liberian History

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