Daniel Boone

 

 

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Daniel Boone was one of the most famous frontiersmen in America. He was born on November 2, 1734 in Pennsylvania. He learned to read and write. He was a much better hunter than a reader. Boone explored North Carolina Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.

Daniel Boone move to North Carolina when he was 15. He married Rebecca Bryan in North Carolina. Boone had 10 children.

One of the his favorite things to do was help his father work on the house. In his spare time he hunted.

Boone heard about the great hunting grounds in Kentucky. On one trip to Boone came through the area that is now Johnson County. His horse became lame and Boone left him in a valley next to a creek. The next year as Boone was traveling through the same area he saw his roan horse. The horse was fat and healthy. The valley is now named Roan Valley after Boone's horse.

 

 

He led men to explore the wilderness. In 1775, Boone and others cleared a trail known as the Wilderness Trail. After the Revolution, Boone thought the area was becoming too crowded. The Spanish government allowed him lead a group of settlers into the Missouri territory.

In his last years, Boone continued to hunt and explore the land. He was living in Missouri when he died on September 26, 1820. He was 85.