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Among Central Americans, he may be the most famous Tennessee native. But I strongly suspect you’ve never heard of him.

Born in Nashville in 1824, William Walker graduated from the University of Nashville, worked as a newspaper editor, and moved to San Francisco as part of the westward migration of the 1840s. Headstrong and pro-southern, he became convinced that the United States should expand into Central America and create slave states there.

William Walker

William Walker