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    September 26

    1820 The famous frontiersman Daniel Boone dies in Missouri

    On this day in 1820 the great pioneering frontiersman Daniel Boone dies quietly in his sleep at his son's home near present-day Defiance, Missouri. The indefatigable voyager was 86.

    Boone was born in 1734 to Quaker parents living in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Following a squabble with the Pennsylvania Quakers, Boone's family decided to head south and west for less crowded regions, and they eventually settled in the Yadkin Valley of North Carolina. There the young Daniel Boone began his life-long love for wilderness, spending long days exploring the still relatively unspoiled forests and mountains of the region. An indifferent student who never learned to write more than a crude sentence or two, Boone's passion was for the outdoors, and he quickly became a superb marksman, hunter and woodsman.

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    Smile Thanks ct2

    Living to be 86 in the early 1800's I thought was rare. I hope to live to 86. Didn't he have a wife and children? Roy

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    Ethan Allen is a colonial hero around these parts. He was the leader of the fameous "Green Mountain Boys". He died of natural causes at age 56.

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    Never satisfied to stay put for very long, Boone soon began making ever longer and more ambitious journeys into the relatively unexplored lands to the west. In May of 1769, Boone and five companions crossed over the Cumberland Gap and explored along the south fork of the Kentucky River. Impressed by the fertility and relative emptiness of the land--although the native inhabitants hardly considered it to be empty--Boone returned in 1773 with his family, hoping to establish a permanent settlement. An Indian attack prevented that first attempt from succeeding, but Boone returned two years later to open the route that became known as Boone's Trace (or the Wilderness Road) between the Cumberland Gap and a new settlement along the Kentucky River called Fortress Boonesboro. After years of struggles against both Native Americans and British soldiers, Boonesboro eventually became one of the most important gateways for the early American settlement of the Trans-Appalachian West.


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    You should do this everyday it is very interesting.

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    Danl Boone

    I read where he liked the buffalo a little too much.
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    Didn`t he kill a bear when he was only three?

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    This is a historic day, sept. 26,2005 & bigbird is still alive,

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    Originally posted by bigbird
    Didn`t he kill a bear when he was only three?
    Nope; it was a "bar" he killed when he was three. Haven't you ever heard the song?

    Wait....that was Davy Crockett...never mind.

    Daniel Boone was the guy who had that tall Jewish Indian sidekick.
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    I used to have a hat just like his!

    So'd my wife's little brother. When they were kids, she went into the bathroom and there was big ass rat dead in the toilet. She yelled to her brother "Is this your Davey Crockett hat in the toilet?"

    When he answered "no", the yelling increased in intensity


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    Also on this day

    Sep 26 1964

    Gilligan's Island premieres on CBS television with the pilot episode "Two on a Raft." This is the one where they almost get off the island.

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    Originally posted by RoBoTeq
    Originally posted by bigbird
    Didn`t he kill a bear when he was only three?
    Nope; it was a "bar" he killed when he was three. Haven't you ever heard the song?

    Wait....that was Davy Crockett...never mind.

    Daniel Boone was the guy who had that tall Jewish Indian sidekick.
    I thought Tonto Papadopolous was Greek Orthodox.

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    Davey Crockett had Jed Clampett as a sidekick as I recall.

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