Henry Tureman Allen

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Birthday
13, 1859
Birthplace
Sharpsburg, KY
Death Date
Aug 29, 1930 (71)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
13, 1859
Birthplace
Sharpsburg, KY
Death Date
Aug 29, 1930 (71)

About

He crossed 1,500 miles of wilderness along the Alaskan Copper river in order to make charts of the land.

Before Fame

After graduating from West Point, he became a military attaché to Russia and later to Germany before being recruited for the Alaskan expedition.

Trivia

His most effective expedition took him and group across difficult terrain and freezing temperatures.

Family Life

He was born in Sharpsburg, Kentucky, one of 14 children of Susan Shumate and Sanford Allen.

Associated With

His undertaking was compared by some in the military to that by Meriwether Lewis and his partner centuries earlier, when the U.S. purchased the Louisiana territory.