Sunday, September 17, 2017
YOU ARE the sunshine IN my morning and
the moon all through MY night.
You light the way of my HEART
and always make things right.
I'm so grateful for our time together.
I hope my LOVE always shows through,
because of all the people I've known,
I'm most fortunate to have met YOU.
When life sometimes seems tough,
YOU remind me of life's worth.
You ARE THE absolute BEST thing
I've met here on this Earth!
On February 7, 1778, when Boone was hunting meat for the expedition, he was surprised and captured by warriors led by Blackfish. Because Boone's party was greatly outnumbered, Boone returned the next day with Blackfish and persuaded his men to surrender rather than put up a fight.
Blackfish wanted to continue to Boonesborough and capture it, since it was now poorly defended, but Boone convinced him that the women and children were not hardy enough to survive a winter trek. Instead, Boone promised that Boonesborough would surrender willingly to the Shawnees the following spring. Boone did not have an opportunity to tell his men that he was bluffing to prevent an immediate attack on Boonesborough, however. Boone pursued this strategy so convincingly that many of his men concluded that he had switched his loyalty to the British.
Boone and his men were taken to Blackfish's town of Chillicothe, where they were made to run the gauntlet. As was their custom, the Shawnees adopted some of the prisoners into the tribe to replace fallen warriors; the remainder were taken to Hamilton in Detroit. Boone was adopted into a Shawnee family at Chillicothe, perhaps into the family of Chief Blackfish himself, and given the name Sheltowee (Big Turtle). On June 16, 1778, when he learned Blackfish was about to return to Boonesborough with a large force, Boone eluded his captors and raced home, covering the 160 miles (260 km) to Boonesborough in five days on horseback and, after his horse gave out, on foot.
Was there a movement to 'stamp out' Daniel Boone? Uh, no....but there was a movement to honor Daniel Boone in 1968 with his own U.S. stamp!
Daniel Boone remains an iconic figure in American history. Several places in the United States are named for him, including the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Sheltowee Trace Trail, the town of Boone, North Carolina, various settlements carrying the name of "Boonville", and seven counties: Boone County, Illinois, Boone County, Indiana, Boone County, Nebraska, Boone County, West Virginia, Boone County, Missouri, Boone County, Arkansas, and Boone County, Kentucky. Schools across the United States are named for Daniel Boone, including schools in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, Douglassville, Pennsylvania, Richmond, Kentucky, Wentzville, Missouri, Warrenton, Missouri, Gray, Tennessee, and Chicago. The U.S. Navy's James Madison-class Polaris submarine USS Daniel Boone (SSBN-629), was also named for Boone.
Daniel Boone, 1968 issue stamp
Daniel Boone was honored with a 6-cent stamp in the American Folklore Series on September 26, 1968, at Frankfort, Kentucky, where he was buried. He was a famous frontiersman in the development of Virginia, Kentucky and the trans-Appalachian west. A wall of roughly-hewn boards displays the tools of Boone's trade—a Pennsylvania rifle, a powder horn, and a knife. The pipe tomahawk represents that the Shawnees had adopted Boone. His name and birth date were carved on the wall.
What do a six-foot rabbit, Davy Crockett and Captain Cobb have in common? Disney's Davy Crockett wasn't the first time Fess Parker and Clem Bevans were in a production together. In Disney's 1956 Davy Crockett & The River Pirates, Fess Parker played Davy Crockett alongside of Clem Bevans as Captain Cobb. Years earlier, Fess Parker also has an uncredited voice role as Leslie - Chauffeur, while Clem Bevans played Mr. Herman Shimelplatzer in 'Harvey', the movie with Jimmy Stewart and his best friend, a 6-foot tall invisible rabbit. Mr. Bevans passed away in 1963. Otherwise, we have a feeling Fess would have invited him on the Daniel Boone TV show, as he did many others from the Davy Crockeet series.
Cue the music.... It's A Small World After All