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Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart

American Heroes

Lori Van Pelt

Tor/Forge

Amelia Earhart (1897–1937) earned her pilot’s wings in her early twenties and became the best-known female aviator of her time—probably of all time. During her two-decade...

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John Muir
John Muir

American Heroes

Rod Miller

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An important protector of the American wilderness, John Muir emigrated from Scotland to the United States in 1849 and became a widely sought expert in botany, glaciers, and forestry. He...

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George Washington
George Washington

American Heroes

James A. Crutchfield

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Between 1753, when he was commissioned as a major of Virginia militia, and 1775, when the Second Continental Congress named him Commander-in-Chief of all colonial military forces, George Washington...

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David Crockett
David Crockett

American Heroes

William Groneman, III

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Perhaps no other figure in American history is more shrouded in myth and legend than David ("Davy") Crockett, the Tennessee frontiersman whose death at the Alamo in 1836 insured his place...

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Chief Joseph
Chief Joseph

American Heroes

Candy Moulton

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The Nez Percé people lived in peace with white intruders in their homelands from the time of Lewis & Clark until 1863 when a treaty called for the tribe's removal to a reservation in Idaho....

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Mary Edwards Walker
Mary Edwards Walker

American Heroes

Dale L. Walker

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Mary Edwards Walker (1832-1919) defied the conventions of her era. Born and raised on a farm in Oswego, New York, Walker became one of a handful of female physicians in the nation-and became a...

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