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Walt Disney. Biography >> Entrepreneurs Occupation: Entrepreneur Born: December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois Died: December 15, 1966 in Burbank, California Best known for: Disney animated movies and theme parks Nickname: Uncle Walt Walt DisneySource: NASA Biography:

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Daniel Boone - Historic Missourians - The State Historical Society of Missouri. Rebecca Bryan was born in Virginia on January 9, 1738, to Joseph Bryan, Sr. and Alee Linville.

Daniel Boone - Historic Missourians - The State Historical Society of Missouri

When she was ten, Rebecca moved with her Quaker family to the Yadkin River valley in North Carolina. Daniel Boone and his family settled near the Bryans in North Carolina. The two families knew each other well. Rebecca and Daniel began their courtship in 1753 and married three years later on August 14, 1756. Their marriage lasted fifty-six years. William Clark Biography for Kids « William Clark was born on August 1, 1770, on his family’s Virginia plantation.

William Clark Biography for Kids «

At age 14, Clark moved from Virginia to Louisville, Kentucky. Five years later, in 1789, Clark joined the militia to help fight the Native Americans in the Ohio Valley. After becoming an officer in the U.S. Army, Clark retired from service and went back to Virginia to manage his family’s estate. In 1803, Clark’s life would change. Introduction . Jesse James . American Experience . WGBH. Missouri State Archives Jesse James in 1882 The story of Jesse James is one of America's most familiar myths -- and one of its most wrong-headed.

Introduction . Jesse James . American Experience . WGBH

James, so the legend goes, was a Western outlaw, but in reality, he never went west. He has been called America's own Robin Hood, yet he robbed both rich and poor, and was never seen to share his ill-gotten gains. He was known as a gunfighter -- but his victims were almost always unarmed. George Washington Carver for Kids. Biography George Washington Carver by Arthur Rothstein Occupation: Scientist and educator Born: January 1864 in Diamond Grove, Missouri Died: January 5, 1943 in Tuskegee, Alabama Best known for: Discovering many ways to use the peanutBiography: Where did George grow up?

George Washington Carver for Kids

George was born in 1864 on a small farm in Diamond Grove, Missouri. His mother Mary was a slave owned by Moses and Susan Carver. Browse by Last Name - Historic Missourians - The State Historical Society of Missouri. Clark, William. Clark, William, 1770–1838, American explorer, one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark expedition, b.

Clark, William

Caroline co., Va.; brother of George Rogers Clark. He was an army officer (1792–96), serving in a number of engagements with Native Americans. In 1803 he was chosen by his friend Meriwether Lewis to accompany the overland expedition to the Pacific. His observations of nature enlarged the findings of the expedition; his journals and maps recorded its history. In 1807, after the expedition had returned, Clark was appointed superintendent of Indian affairs, with headquarters at St. Omar Bradley . Battle of the Bulge . WGBH American Experience. U.S.

Omar Bradley . Battle of the Bulge . WGBH American Experience

Army General Omar Bradley Omar Bradley, who had distinguished himself leading troops to victories in North Africa and Sicily, was hand-picked by General Dwight Eisenhower to command the 1st U.S. Army during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. African American Inventors. George Washington Carver (1860s–1943) Carver revolutionized agriculture in the South, transforming its economy.

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Biography of President Harry S. Truman for Kids. Biographies for Kids >> US Presidents for Kids Harry S.

Biography of President Harry S. Truman for Kids

Truman by United States Army Signal Corps Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States. Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography. Laura Ingalls Wilder is a well-known American author.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography

Her "Little House" books are based on her childhood remembrances. She was born in 1867. Her father was Charles Ingalls and her mother was Caroline Quiner Ingalls. They were both from pioneer families who lived in the mid 1800's. Her mother became a teacher at age 16 earning about $3 a week which she used to help support the family of nine. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Biography Two passions—art and politics—dominated Bingham's life and career, and he was more successful at the former than the latter, In 1819 his family moved to Franklin, Missouri, on the Lewis and Clark Trail, were he grew up and became an itinerant preacher and portrait painter. In 1838, after studying briefly at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, he exhibited Western Boatmen Ashore (unlocated) in New York at the Apollo Association, the forerunner of the American Art-Union. Through the latter organization Bingham sold numerous important pictures during the next decade.

In 1846 Bingham, a passionate Whig, announced his candidacy for the state legislature. He lost in a bitterly contested race but ran again in 1848 and won. Explorers for Kids: Lewis and Clark. Meriwether Lewis and William Clarkby Unknown Biography for Kids >> Explorers for Kids Occupation: Explorers Born: August 18, 1774 in Ivy, Virginia (Lewis) August 1, 1770 in Ladysmith, Virginia (Clark) Died: October 11, 1809 in Hohenwald, Tennessee (Lewis) September 1, 1838 in St.

Louis, Missouri (Clark) Best known for: Explored the Louisiana Territory and Western North AmericaBiography: Lewis and Clark were asked by President Thomas Jefferson to explore and map the wild west of North America. They traveled across the country to the Pacific Ocean and back again. Who were Lewis and Clark? Disney, Walt. Disney, Walt (Walter Elias Disney)dĭzˈnē, 1901–66, American movie producer and pioneer in animated cartoons, b. Chicago. He grew up in Missouri, in the small town of Marceline and in Kansas City. He moved to Chicago in 1917, where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and began (1920) his career as a cartoonist making animated film advertisements. In 1928 Disney created the character Mickey Mouse in the silent film Plane Crazy. That same year Mickey also appeared in Steamboat Willie, a short that initiated the concept of making a separate cartoon for each animated movement. Timeline . Truman . American Experience . WGBH.

Daniel Boone Biography for Kids « Print This Biography Introduction Daniel Boone was a famous American pioneer, best known for exploring and settling Kentucky. America's Film Treasures. Fall 2004, Vol. 36, No. 3 A Boy Who Would Be President: Harry Truman at School, 1892–1901 By Raymond H. Geselbracht. Kit Carson - Military Leader, Explorer, Folk Hero. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) Biography. All About Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Fall of Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang - Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress) Explorers for Kids: Daniel Boone. Blow, Susan Elizabeth. PBS - THE WEST - Kit Carson.

Josephine Baker: Image and Icon. Samuel Clemens, alias Mark Twain. George Washington Carver. People. Josephine Baker. George Caleb Bingham. Omar Bradley. Ducksters: Education Site. Walt Disney. NLS/BPH: Minibibliographies, The Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Walt Disney.