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Andrew Henry - Details, Further information, The medal

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Trapper and lead miner, born in York Co, Pennsylvania, USA. He moved to present-day Missouri (1800) where he engaged in lead mining. Joining the St Louis Missouri Fur Co (1809), he led the first party of American fur trappers W of the Rocky Mountains (1810–11). He became a hero among trappers for this event and for his exploits with William Ashley's trapping expedition in the West (1822–4).

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