Saturday, September 16, 2017

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No Wonder Disney Chose This Location

Looks like a great destination for a next vacation AND you get to visit the famous Disney Davy Crockett & The River Pirates location shoot!  Check out the history of real river pirates, as well as destination information of the area.


"So you wanna play rough 'eh!"


Who remembers the name of the boat Davy & Georgie were on?

Davy Crockett & The River Pirates

Georgie & Davie at Cave-In-Rock

Mike Fink and Davy Crockett

Fess Parker Archive Interview

Fess Parker Archive Interview 1-5

Part 1 - The Parents, Carrying Water, World War II, 500 Miles From Everywhere...
Part 2 - 
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Cave-In-Rock Aerial View

A Chronology of Boone's Life

1734 Daniel Boone is born on November 2 in Exeter Township, Berks County, PA

1744 Tends family's cattle; often wanders through the woods
1747 Boone is given his first gun
1748 Squire Boone is expelled from the Exeter Friends Meeting
1750 Boone family leaves Pennsylvania
1755 Family settles in North Carolina on the Yadkin River
1755 Boone serves in Braddock's army near Pittsburgh during the French and Indian War
1756 Boone marries Rebecca Bryan on August 14
1759 Cherokee raids force the Boone family out of North Carolina. They move to Culpepper County, Virginia
1760 During a winter hunt, Boone crosses the Blue Ridge for the first time
1761 Boone participates in campaigns against the Cherokee
1762 Boone family returns to North Carolina
1765 Squire Boone dies; Boone explores Florida and rejects moving there
1766 Boone family moves up the Yadkin River
1769 Boone leaves for a long hunt on May 1 and is captured by the Shawnee on December 22
1771 Boone returns home to North Carolina and plans to move to Kentucky
1773 Boone attempts to settle Kentucky; his son James is killed at the Cumberland Gap during an indian attack on October 9, forcing the settlers back to North Carolina
1774 Boone is sent by Virginia authorities to warn a Kentucky survey crew of an impending war with the Shawnee
1775 For the Transylvania Company, Boone leads a party to forge the Wilderness Road to Kentucky in March; Boone founds Boonesborough, Kentucky in May, and brings his family to Kentucky in September
1776 Boone leads a rescue of his daughter Jemima and Fanny and Betsy Callaway from the Shawnee in July
1777 Boone is wounded in the ankle during a Shawnee attack on Boonesborough in April
1778 Boone is captured by the Shawnee at Lower Blue Licks on February 8, adopted by Shawnee Chief Blackfish in March and escapes on June 16; Boone helps defend Boonesborough settlement against the Shawnee at the Siege of Boonesborough September 7-18
1779 Boone leads settlers from North Carolina to Kentucky in September, and establishes Boone Station on December 25
1781 Boone is appointed Fayette County Coroner on April 7 and represents Fayette County in the Virginia legislature; Boone is captured and released by British Rangers; Boone returns to Exeter Township, PA to visit relatives
1782 Boone's son Israel is killed in the Battle of Blue Licks on August 19
1784 John Filson's biography of Daniel Boone is published
1786 Boone suffers lawsuits of land claims and joins the Ohio campaign against the Shawnee in October
1787 Boone mediates a prisoner exchange between Americans and Shawnee in August and joins the Virginia assembly in October
1788 Boone returns to PA to visit relatives and later relocates to present-day West Virginia
1791 Boone serves in Virginia legislature
1792 Kentucky becomes the fifteenth state on June 1
1794 Boone testifies in land claims cases
1795 Boone family moves to present-day Nicholas County, Kentucky
1796 The Wilderness Road opens on October 15
1798 Boone refuses to testify in a lawsuit over his Kentucky land claims, the sheriff of Mason County issues a warrant for his arrest, and much of his land is put up for sale
1799 Boone family moves to Femme Osage, Missouri
1800 Boone receives appointments from the Spanish governor of Femme Osage territory
1802 Boone is briefly captured by the Osage during a spring hunt
1804 Boone's Spanish land holdings are removed; Daniel and Rebecca move to their son Nathan's farm
1807 Boone is appointed justice of Femme Osage township by Meriwether Lewis, governor of the Louisiana Territory
1809 Boone petitions congress to reinstate his Spanish land titles
1812 At age 78 Boone volunteers for the War of 1812 but is denied
1813 Rebecca Boone dies on March 18
1815 Boone explores upper Missouri
1817 Boone goes on his last long hunt
1820 Daniel Boone dies on September 26 at age 86

A Visit To Cave-In-Rock

Davy Crockett & The River Pirates filmed many scenes here at the famous Cave-In-Rock.  It's located in the state of Illinois.  You can hear Cave-In-Rock mentioned throughout the film.  Have you visited Cave-In-Rock?  Here's a video that just might get you a step closer to being there.

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