Character

Harry S. Truman

U.S. PRESIDENT (1884-1972) Outspoken, sometimes outrageous, always full of uncommon insights with the down-home, across-the-back-fence feeling of a great storyteller. The thirty-third president went into his Presidency completely in the dark on National and international events, and yet had to make some of the most difficult decisions any President had to make up to that…

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Alan Turing

ENGLISH MATHEMATICIAN (1912-1954) Turing was a brilliant mathematician in Quantum Mechanics, Logic and was the creator of the “Turing Machine,” the forerunner of the modern-day computer.  Upon British declaration of war in 1939, Turing  began full-time work at the wartime cryptanalytic headquarters in Bletchly Park in England. Turing took up where the Polish work on…

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Other Characters

Thomas Jefferson Andrew Carnegie Douglas Macarthur John D. Rockefeller Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Meriwether Lewis Simon Girty Reverend David Zeisberger The Sons of Liberty Patriots in Petticoats  

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Simon Kenton

ARMY SCOUT, WOODSMAN, INDIAN FIGHTER (1755-1836) Kenton’s fame as an army scout, woodsman, and Indian fighter is well documented in the annals of Kentuckey and Ohio history. By the time he had reached the age of twenty-one, his exploits and courage had become legendary throughout the frontier settlements of Ohio and Kentucky. Kenton was also…

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Tecumseh

SHAWNEE WAR CHIEF (1768-1813) Tecumseh was know as the “Panther Crossing the Night Sky.” Born in in Ohio in the Kispokotha Sept of the Shawnee Nation, Tecumseh became the war chief of his nation and fought against the expansion of the United States into the Midwest Indian lands.

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General George S. Patton

U.S ARMY GENERAL (1885-1945) George Smith Patton, Jr. was an officer in the United States Army best known for his leadership as a general during World War II. He also developed a reputation for eccentricity and for his sometimes-controversial gruff outspokenness. In 1944, Patton assumed command of the U.S. Third Army, which under his leadership…

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Daniel Boone

FRONTIERSMAN (1734-1820) Boone’s Indian name was “Sheltowee” (Big Turtle) and he was known to the various tribes throughout the area as the long hunter or long rifle. Boone was one of the first real heroes on the wilderness frontier, as well as one of the founding fathers of the state of Kentucky. In 1799, he…

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John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed)

PIONEER/MISSIONARY (1774-1845) John Chapman was a nurseryman, missionary, humanitarian, and early pioneer of the Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana wilderness. Chapman planted over one thousand acres in apple trees across three states and traveled more miles than any other recorded pioneer of his generation.

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Corporal Jack Skelly

CIVIL WAR SOLDIER (1841-1863) Civil War soldier Jack Skelly was the beau of Jenny Wade of Gettysburg, PA. Corporal Skelly was fatally wounded at the Battle of Winchester in June of 1863 when the Confederates advanced North. Jenny Wade was killed on the third day of fighting at Gettysburg. Neither one knew of the others…

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Oskar Schindler

GERMAN INDUSTRIALIST (1908-1974) Oskar Schindler was an ethnic German industrialist credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunition factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively.

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