Adventures of Col. Daniel Boone
If you're a Baby Boomer you might remember the the Daniel Boone television series, which aired from 1964 to 1970. In the show Daniel Boone was a "big man" in a "coonskin cap", and the "rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man the frontier ever knew!" This was not the real Daniel Boone, who was neither big nor did not wear a coonskin cap. The real Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820) was an American explorer and pioneer whose life made him a man of legend in the early United States.
Boone is most well know for his original exploration of what is now Kentucky, which lay outside of the Thirteen Colonies. Despite resistance from the native Americans, Boone forged the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains. He founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first settlements west of the Appalachians to speak English. By the end of the 1700s, over 200,000 white folk migrated to the Kentucky using the route blazed by Daniel Boone.
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April 30, 2013
This is a memoir of Boone, written by John Filson, and not really a biography. It is Boone's first hand account of his brush with hostile native American tribes. There are descriptions of battles that must have been during the American Revolution, but no dates are given, which is unfortunate, but not necessary to enjoy this book.
February 27, 2013
Love this book