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November 19:

  • 1754George Rogers Clark was born in Albemarle County on the Stony Point Road. Clark had four sisters and five brothers (his youngest brother, William Clark, would go on to co-lead the Lewis and Clark expedition). George Rogers Clark fought on the northwest frontier during the Revolutionary War, achieving remarkable victories that helped America expand its borders.
  • 1990Frances Brand died (aged 89) in Charlottesville. Known locally as “The Purple Lady,” Brand was a local artist whose most-celebrated work was a collection of portraits called "Firsts" - images of local people who were pioneers in a field or endeavor.