Alphonso Wetmore: Soldier, Adventurer, and Writer (Young Reader Series)

Mary Barile

$24.00

Alphonso Wetmore wanted adventure. After losing his arm in the War of 1812, he continued serving in the army, joined an expedition down the Missouri River, traveled to Mexico as a trader on the Santa Fe Trail, and visited California during the Gold Rush. (2015)

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Description

Alphonso Wetmore wanted adventure. He lost his arm in battle in the War of 1812, but he did not give up. He stayed in the army and joined an expedition down the Missouri River. He traveled to Mexico as a trader on the Santa Fe Trail, and he visited California. Alphonso also wrote stories for newspapers and published a book about Missouri. Alphonso’s stories tell about his adventures and about life on the Missouri frontier.

This book is included in the nonfiction book series, Notable Missourians, for young readers in grades 4 to 6 about people who contributed to Missouri’s history or culture and who were born or lived in Missouri.

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Study Guide for Alphonso Wetmore: Soldier, Adventurer, and Writer [download pdf]

 

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Frontier Childhood

Chapter 2: A Soldier in the War of 181

Chapter 3: Life on the Frontier

Chapter 4: Trader on the Santa Fe Trail

Chapter 5: Writer and Publisher

Legacy: A Life of Adventure

Timeline

For Further Reading

Index

Image Credits

Authors

Mary Barile has a PhD in theater from University of Missouri, Columbia. She is the author of The Haunted Boonslick: Ghosts, Ghouls & Monsters of Missouri’s Heartland and other books about Missouri history. She lives in Boonville, Missouri.

John Hare is an illustrator, graphic designer and artist. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri.

 

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