Hello and welcome to All Boon, a website dedicated to Daniel Boone, one of the greatest American adventurers who ever lived! In fact, according to Wikipedia, Daniel was one of the first folk heroes in American culture. According to his Wikipedia page:
Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now Kentucky, which was then part of Virginia but on the other side of the mountains from the settled areas. Despite some resistance from American Indian tribes such as the Shawnee, in 1775 Boone blazed his Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky. There he founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachians. Before the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 European people migrated to Kentucky/Virginia by following the route marked by Boone.
All in all he is one very exciting character from history to read about. I must admit when I read about some of Boone’s exploits I wish I had been born in a different time – his life seems so much more exciting than anything that’s available to us today. I’d love to just get out into the wilderness, maybe work on a farm and drive tractors all day long. Alas, we can’t always get what we want.