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Francis Parkman Biography
Francis Parkman (September 16, 1823ľNovember 8, 1893) was born in Boston, Massachusetts and died in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts.

He is best known as a historian, and particularly as author of The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life.

He was also a horticulturalist, a Professor of Horticulture at Harvard University, originator of several flowers, and author of several books on the topic.
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