Samuel Clemens (1835- 1910), who wrote under the pseudonym Mark Twain, was born in Florida, MO. His stories about Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and friends reflected his love for his boyhood hometown of Hannibal, Mo. Unconventional in both his life and in his writing, he wrote with an iconic wit and tackled controversial issues of his day, including the evils of slavery.
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The World became acquainted with American Literature and the Mississippi River in Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Two of his famous quotes are " The Mississippi river will always have its own way; no engineering skill can persuade it to do otherwise," and "I am a border ruffian from the State of Missouri. In me you have Missouri morals."
Gen. Omar Bradley (1893-1981) was born in Clark, Mo. Known as "the soldier's general" during WWII, he commanded the largest American force ever united under one man's leadership. His military career extended over 38 years, during which he attained the title of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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Gen. John J. Pershing (1860-1948) also called "Black Jack," was born in LaClede, MO, near St. Louis. Over a 38-year military career, he earned the rank of General of the Armies. Only George Washington in U.S. history attained
the same rank. In WWI, General Pershing developed advance mobile warfare techniques, which the American Expeditionary Force employed under his command.
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George Caleb Bingham
George Caleb Bingham born n March 20, 1811 in Augusta County, Va.
His fame came from his paintings of life on the Missouri frontier.
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