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In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone

In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone

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Award-winning biography of America's pioneer hero, Daniel Boone, told by putting his life on the landscape, taking the reader to 85 sites spread across 11 states. Trade paperback, 270 pp.

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In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone

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Market hunter, frontier guide, wilderness scout, master woodsman, expert marksman, Indian fighter, militia leader, surveyor, land speculator, judge, sheriff, coroner, elected legislator, merchant, tavern keeper, prisoner of war, Spanish syndic, husband, father... Daniel Boone led one of the fullest and most eventful lives in American history.

In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone tells the life of America’s pioneer hero by putting his story on the landscape. It takes readers to 85 sites spread across 11 states where they can see markers, monuments, plaques, historic homes and replica forts—the places commemorated by prior generations of Americans where Boone lived, hunted, fought, and dreamed of the next frontier.

copyright, Randell Jones

copyright, Randell Jones

You'll find the sites where Daniel Boone was born, married, and died, where two of Boone's sons were killed by Indians, where he rescued his kidnapped daughter from Shawnee and Cherokee captors, where he tricked a British governor, and where he was brought up for court-martial on false charges of treason. The Cumberland Gap, Fort Boonesborough, Missouri’s Boone Settlement, and the Daniel Boone Homestead in Pennsylvania are just a few of the sites which help modern travelers step in the footsteps of Daniel Boone.
 
230 pages plus index and bibliography, 50 images, trade paperback, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
 

2006 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award, North Carolina Society of Historians

2006 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award, North Carolina Society of Historians


Add the companion, interactive DVD to your purchase and visit all 85 sites with 800 color images and 80 minutes of music and narration from the comfort of your own homes, showing you what you would see if you traveled to the sites spreading from Pennsylvania to Missouri and from Michigan to Florida. It also includes the GPS coordinates for each site so readers can find them on a map or locate them on the ground: sold as an add-on to the book, or separately for current book owners.


Experience the Interactive Site: Daniel Boone's Trail Today

This "trail" is a collection of historic sites identified, interpreted, and in some cases maintained and operated by not-for-profit organizations collaborating in this partnership. Click on the map image above to start the free online tour of sites across four states from North Carolina to Kentucky