North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, Inc.
2015 - the 240th anniversary of Boone Trace
During March 1775, Daniel Boone and 30 axmen, many from North Carolina, marked a trail from the Long Island of the Holston River in today's Kingsport, TN, across the Cumberland Gap, and to a spot along the Kentucky River in the wilderness of then Virginia where they built a settlement they called Fort Boonesborough.
You can see the sites along that trail as they have been commemorated by subsequent generations of Americans wanting to honor America's pioneer hero, Daniel Boone, and the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who followed behind him in the next few decades. America was moving westward through its First Frontier.
"Daniel Boone's Trail" is a collaborative effort of trail groups in four states including the North Carolina Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, Inc.
To take the tour, just click on the image to the right.
During March 2015, Curtis Penix, of Michigan, will be following the footsteps of Daniel Boone and his own GGGGGgrandfather, Joshua Penix, who migrated to Kentucky in 1779 to join Daniel Boone at Fort Boonesborough. Teachers in four states are being encouraged to have their students follow along this historical and educational experience. It's free.
Click on the image to the left to follow along with Curtis Penix from March 10 to March 25.
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