Alexander Mackenzie

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Birthday
28, 1764
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Mar 12, 1820 (55)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1764
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Mar 12, 1820 (55)

About

Explorer who became the first European explorer to cross North America from East to West above the Mexico border.

Before Fame

He escaped to Canada during the Revolutionary War, and secured a position with a fur trading company.

Trivia

Near the completion of his journey, he left an inscription on a rock with his name and the date. That rock is now famous.

Family Life

He was born into a prosperous merchant family.

Associated With

His expedition took place a full ten years before that of Merriwether Lewis and William Clark.