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Meet George Rogers Clark, Boy of the Northwest Frontier

by Katherine E. White
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Pub. Date:
ISBN (hc) (pb)
Reading Level: Lexile:  630L  Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 2.9

  • Founder of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Founder of Clarksville, Indiana
  • Victorious against the British in the 1779 Battle of Vincennes, giving America control of the Northwest Territory (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and eastern Minnesota)

Explorer and Revolutionary War hero, General George Rogers Clark effectively doubled the size of the United States by his defeat of the British at Vincennes. He is also known for being the older brother of William Clark, one half of the legendary Lewis and Clark Expedition.

But did you know that in 1783, Thomas Jefferson asked George Rogers Clark if he would be willing to head an expedition to explore the land west of the Mississippi? Clark declined, and 20 years later Jefferson asked the same question of Clark's younger brother William. William accepted and the Lewis and Clark expedition was born.

Meet the young George Rogers Clark in Volume 8 of the Young Patriots Series as he grows up on the edge of the wilderness-whether he's rescuing baby raccoons from a hollow tree or rescuing his brothers from raging floodwaters, George displays the courage and determination that resulted in the hero he would become.


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