Thursday, February 22, 2018

THE HILLS OF KENTUCKY


Daniel Boone enjoyed adventure and excitement in what's now known as Kentucky’s Daniel Boone Country.  The diversity of the region becomes evident as you embark on a journey from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. From quaint small towns to majestic mountains, each community and attraction offers a unique opportunity. While every bend in the road leads to kayaking, rock climbing, festivals, mountain cuisine, vivid foliage, parks, waterways, biking, trails, elk viewing, and more, it is the unmatched Appalachian hospitality that brings visitors back year after year.
You can begin your adventure by exploring the Red River Gorge where you can rock climb or hike the trails throughout Daniel Boone National Forest. You can visit the “Niagara of the South” at Cumberland Falls or get wet while white water rafting with Sheltowee Trace Outfitters. The abundance of lakes found in our region provides you with many recreational opportunities from houseboats to personal watercrafts. If waterways float your boat you can paddle on the numerous rivers such as the Cumberland River or spend the day boating, fishing or relaxing on a houseboat on beautiful Laurel Lake. Whether you are looking for a lake in a mountain setting to “get away from it all” or a high quality fishing adventure for bass, crappie, walleye or muskie, we can accommodate you needs. If stream fishing is more to your taste, several tributaries flow through our region offering fishing and canoeing opportunities.
Part of the untamed splendor of the Daniel Boone Country stems from the natural beauty that surrounds you while you explore these mountains and foothills full of rich history and unbridled adventure. While surrounding yourself with the natural beauty, you’ll also find yourself surrounded by the natural inhabits of the region: Elk. Elk are highly regarded as the most majestic creature in North America which complements the majestic mountains in the region.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

BLAST FROM THE PAST


Back in September of 1966 on Thursday nights, here's the NBC schedule of shows. One could take a trip to the past with the Daniel Boone TV show, followed by a trip to the future with Star Trek. Do you remember these shows?

Friday, February 16, 2018

Daniel Boone of Florida? Not if Becky had anything to do with it.




Daniel Boone was born November 2, 1734, near Reading, Pennsylvania, to Quaker parents of English descent. Around 1750, the family moved to the Yadkin Valley in present-day North Carolina. In the new environment, Daniel Boone rapidly developed his skills as a hunter and trapper.

During the French and Indian War, Daniel Boone served in Braddock~ez_rsquo~s disastrous campaign against Fort Duquesne. Following the war, Boone considered settling in Florida, but was unable to persuade his wife to make the move.

In 1769, Boone began a two-year exploration of eastern Kentucky. His party crossed through the Cumberland Gap and proceeded as far as the Ohio River falls (present day Louisville). In 1773, an initial attempt to settle in the region was thwarted by Indian resistance.

In 1775, Daniel Boone was selected to be the agent for the Transylvania Company, a group of Carolinian land speculators. His men cleared a path into Kentucky that was known later as the Wilderness Road. A stockade was erected at Boonesborough near the Kentucky River. Boone later brought his family to the new settlement.

Source: u-s-history

DID YOU KNOW


On May 1, 1769, with Finley and four other companions, Daniel Boone opened the way to the Far West by blazing a trail through the Cumberland Gap. This trail soon became a highway to the frontier. As an agent for Richard Henderson and his Transylvania Company, Boone led the first detachment of colonists to Kentucky, reaching the site of Boonesborough on April Fool's Day 1775. There he began to build a fort to protect the settlement from the Indians, and that year he brought west another party, which included his own family.

Daniel Boone became the leader of the Kentucky settlement, as hunter, surveyor, and Indian fighter. He was a major of the Virginia militia when Kentucky was added to that state as an enormous county. The first of a series of misfortunes for Boone occurred in July 1776, when his daughter, Jemima, was captured by Shawnee and Cherokee tribes people. He rescued her but 2 years later was himself captured by Shawnee tribes people. Though he escaped and helped defend Boonesborough against Indian raiders, while on his way east with more than $20,000 in settlers' money (with which he was to buy land warrants) he was robbed of the entire sum. The settlers who angrily demanded satisfaction were repaid by Boone in land. 

Source: biography.yourdictionary

Monday, February 12, 2018


DID YOU KNOW: Fess was given a 'father of the year' award back in the day. We're not surprised. ;-)


"Be sure you're right then go ahead." - Davy Crockett


Daniel Boone was a man!


Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
With an eye like an eagle
And as tall as a mountain was he!

Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
He was brave, he was fearless
And as tough as a mighty oak tree!

From the coonskin cap on the top of ol' Dan
To the heel of his rawhide shoe;
The rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man
The frontier ever knew!

Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
And he fought for America
To make all Americans free!

What a boon, what a do-er,
What a dream come-a true-er was he!

Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
With a whoop and a holler
He could mow down a forest of trees.

With a knife and a gun he never did fail
There was nothin' he could not tame.
He blazed a big wide liberty trail
Through history's hall of fame.

Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
With a dream of a country
That would always forever be free.

What a boon, what a do-er,
What a dream come-a true-er was he!

Singing at a celebrity signing in Paris back in the day as Davy Crockett.


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