He spent his childhood in Saluda County, South Carolina. His parents names were Mark Travis and Jemima Stallworth. Growing up he was homeschooled, and he also worked on the family farm. He was the eldest of eleven children. When he was nine years old his family moved to a farm in Alabama.
He was the youngest born of 5 children. He ended up only living there for a short amount of time because his father left them. Then he moved to Pasadena, California. His family was very poor. They lived in a under average house in a neighborhood.
Canadians running every September isn’t the only legacy Terry Fox has left behind. He was ‘the youngest Canadian to receive the “Companion of the Order of Canada” award.’ (6) He also has a countless amount of ‘schools, parks, buildings and roads’ (6) named after him. Every year, many schools participate in the Canada wide Terry fox runs and together, we have raised more than ‘$650 million’ (5) He is a role model for many kids not just in Canada, but around the world.
He was born November 14, 1908 and died May 2, 1957. He was married once too Jean Kerr from 1953-1957. They had one child
When Mawi is in the summer of his oncoming senior year he sets a big goal for track. “I made myself a promise: That summer, I would run six days a week and lifts weights every other. I did it, working during the day and training at night. Again, my hard work paid big dividends… I earned all-conference honors.
On July 18th, 1863, the world was given a young man destined to promote greatness from his present, and to the years to come. Mathematician Kelly Miller advanced the intellectual life of African Americans, earning several advanced degrees. He was the first black man to attend Johns Hopkins University. His journey to success started when a minister noticed his aptitude for mathematics, he was then sent to the Fairfield Institute to study, earning himself a scholarship to Howard University. From 1887 to 1889 Miller performed graduate work in Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy.
George Washington Carver started his life as a slave and worked his way to becoming a respected and world-renowned agricultural chemist. He helped develop agricultural techniques used around the world. Early years George Washington Carver was born in Kansas Territory near Diamond Grove, Missouri, during the bloody struggle between free-soilers and slaveholders. His father, a slave on a nearby farm, was killed shortly before Carver was born. Carver himself became the kidnap victim of night riders while still a baby.
He showed very little interest in running, infact he preferred team sports like football, baseball and basketball. Coaches, however, told him he wasn’t the right size to be good enough at these sports. Another obstacle Prefontaine faced was that he was born with one leg a tad shorter than the other. It wasn't until eighth grade that Prefontaine realized he could outrun most the kids in his physical education class. His Freshman year at Marshfield High School he joined Cross Country and placed fifty-fourth in State, which wasn’t bad for it being his first
My passion for track and field began with a Nike advertisement. At age ten, I opened the newspaper to a two-page spread of the hometown distance running legend Steve Prefontaine overlaid by a paragraph of inspirational copy. It concluded asking, “Where is the Next Pre?” The story of his small town Oregon roots, gutsy racing style, and ambition to be the best resonated with me like nothing ever had before. I told myself I was the next Pre, and then tore off for my first run through the streets of Eugene, Oregon – “Tracktown USA”.
Billy Barker was a sailor from Cambridge shire, England who struck gold in 1862. Billy was Born in England around 1819 as he grew up he Worked with his father as a waterman cutting and logging trees, and working for a sawmill. In 1845 railroads started taking over and the work slowed down in England Billy was losing jobs and money became scarce so he went to North America in search of a new job to keep his funds up. In 1850 Billy worked on a California gold mine in a small town called Lillooet, not having much luck in finding gold so in 1862 Billy barker moved to the area near Richfield to work on several mines that he owned. As Billy worked there he found no gold or any signs, Billy was tired of being unsuccessful so he looked in a canyon where Baskerville now lays, everyone thought he was being silly and called him weird for thinking there was gold down there.
Billy himself was a Canadian First World War flying ace. He was a top ace with a number of 72 victories. He started his career as a calvery officer and later transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. He received his Victoria Cross for a pre-dawn one man raid on a German airfield for which he was credited with three victories. Although he is a Canadian