Boone, North Carolina: Daniel Boone

This mountainous town lies in Watauga County, North Carolina. While unsure if Daniel Boone lived in this actual town, according to Auntie Google he used Western North Carolina as his home base and this is where hundreds of his descendants still reside. Born to Quaker parents in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he lived in Western North Carolina longer than any other state.

As an explorer he led family and settlers across the Mississippi into Indian lands. He was known for his hunting and trailblazing abilities and said to be educated and good natured. Interesting fact – he knew George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

This fascinating pioneer left us at 85 years of age becoming one of America’s greatest folk heroes. Let’s end this passage with a laugh from one of his quotes reflecting his honesty..

I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.

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