Daniel Boone Quote
June, 1819. As quoted in: "My Egotistigraphy" (1866) by Chester Harding. And also in: "Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer" (1993) by John Mack Faragher, p. 65
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsDaniel Boone
Born: October 22, 1734
Died: September 26, 1820 (aged 85)
Bio: Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, and frontiersman whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. 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.
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