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FC: 2010 -2011 | Historical Figures of our Community, State, and Nation
1: Looking back through History there have been historical figures and ordinary people who have helped to shape our community, state, and nation There have been historic figures who have exhibited a love of individualism and inventiveness. This book takes a further look at these historic individuals.
3: Henriette King 1832-1925 | * born on July 21, 1832, in Boonville, Missouri * supervisor of housing and education for the families of Mexican-American ranchhands * Owner of one of the largest ranches in Texas, King Ranch | * The Santa Gertrudis cattle developed there were a boon to the Texas cattle industry because of their resistance to disease and heat *Henrietta King died on March 31, 1925
4: Thurgood Marshall
5: Thurgood Marshall 1908-1993 | * Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. * ThurgoodMarshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African American justice. * President Johnson nominated him to the United States Supreme Court in 1967 | * before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was best remembered for his high success rate in arguing before the Supreme Court and for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education
7: * born July 24, 1897; missing July 2, 1937, declared legally dead January 5, 1939 *Amelia Earhart was the first woman to receive the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross | Amelia Earhart 1897-1939 | * awarded for becoming the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. * During an attempt to make a flight around the world in 1937, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island and never found.
8: Robert Fulton
9: *Napoleon Bonaparte requested Fulton to design the Nautilus, which was the first practical submarine in history. | *American engineer and inventor who developed the first commercially successful steamboat. | Robert Fulton 1765-1815