Daniel Boone sites

Old Aug 17th, 2001, 01:52 PM
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Daniel Boone sites

I've just finished an outstanding biography on the frontiersman Daniel Boone by John Mack Farraquar. Gave a lot of insight on the violent struggles in the American frontier that I didn't fully understand or appreciate. I've come to be fascinated with Boone and company. I was wondering if there are any museums or historic sites in Kentucky, Missouri and North Carolina.
Old Aug 17th, 2001, 01:58 PM
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Ol' Danny boy trekked thru southern and central Indiana. Southern Indiana boasts Squire Boone Caverns (and state park?), where Daniel's brother Squire settled down for his last 1/2 of life. Eagle Creek park in Indianapolis' NW-side claims to have THE tree where Danny "Kilt a bare"... NOT in Kentucky.
Old Aug 17th, 2001, 02:13 PM
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Daniel Boone's family's store is still standing in Kansas City, Missouri. It is the oldest building in the Westport area and it is now Kelly's Bar.

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Old Aug 17th, 2001, 03:00 PM
Old Aug 20th, 2001, 07:54 AM
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Legend has it Daniel Boone came to Hillsborough, NC (near Chapel Hill) at some point in his life. There is a monument dedicated to him in downtown Hillsborough and a shopping center named for him (with a giant 30-40 ft. statue of him) just off I-85.

Town of Boone, NC named for Daniel Boone
Old Aug 20th, 2001, 08:22 AM
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I'm sure there are others, but the few that quickly come to mind in Kentucky are (1)Fort Boonesborough State Park,where they have a reproduction of the old fort;(2)Cumberland Gap National Park;and (3)Daniel Boone's grave (although there was controversy over whether he is really buried there) at the cemetary in Frankfort.
Old Aug 20th, 2001, 08:56 AM
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If you're interested in Daniel Boone, have you read "The Frontiersmen" by Allan Eckert? It's an incredible book about an incredible time -- the opening of the Ohio Valley frontier. I've read it twice.
Old Aug 20th, 2001, 10:04 AM
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I recall a family vacation about 15 years ago through Missouri where we spent quite a lot of time tracing Daniel Boone. I belived it was northern Missouri. I can't help much more than that.

RichinKy: Funny thing...I think we saw his grave in Missouri! ;-)

Old Aug 20th, 2001, 12:13 PM
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Boone died in Missouri at one of his three surviving sons' homesteads. He was buried there. Thanks for the imput so far; after reading the bio, I have found a new passion in history--the violent struggle between red and white in the Ohio River Basin and Misouri. Sort of makes silly that old Fess Parker TV series.

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