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Missouri Folk Heroes of the 19th Century

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By F. McKiernan and Roger Launius. ISBN: 0-8309-0547-2. $14.95.

Ten Missouri Folk Heroes are Thoroughly Discussed in this Great Book.

Famous and infamous Missourians include: Mark Twain, William Clark, George Caleb Bingham, Frank James, George Washington Carver, David Whitmer, Sterling Price, Alexander W. Doniphan, David Rice Atchison and Carl Schurz.

William Clark earned lasting fame as co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and spent the remaining years of his life as an administrator of Indian affairs.

David Whitmer was one of the original witnesses to the Book of Mormon but after his excommunication from the Mormon Church he established a solid reputation as citizen, lawyer, and community leader.

Alexander W. Doniphan might have become one of America's best-known leaders had he come from Virginia rather than Missouri due to his successful law practice, political career, and fame as a military leader in the Mexican War.

David Rice Atchison faced hostile mobs in defending Mormon clients and later built a solid political reputation as a pro-South supporter in a state that almost but didn't quite secede.

Sterling Price was a central figure in Missouri's turbulent history leading up to the Civil War as a prominent businessman, governor, and finally, Confederate general.

George Caleb Bingham became a public hero because of unique careers as artist and politician through the middle decades of the nineteenth century.

Frank James, Jesse's older brother, is less well known as a lover of English literature than for his notoriety as guerilla fighter and bank robber.

Carl Schurz adopted St. Louis as his home after emigrating from Germany, and from there he rose to prominence as a German-American journalist, U.S. Senator, and member of the Presidential Cabinet.

George Washington Carver received his earliest education in his native Missouri--a moral upbringing that profoundly influenced the rest of his remarkable life as scientist and educator.

Mark Twain, a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, probably will always be Missouri's best-known native son. His insightful writings should continue to influence people far beyond his boyhood haunts in Hannibal for many generations yet to come.

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