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Daniel Boone: The First Kentuckian

July 19, 2018

Daniel Boone is the quintessential Kentuckian, having blazed the trails that would become the map of Kentucky through courage, love of the newfound region, and his cunning facility with the land and its native peoples.

Born November 2, 1734, Boone quickly demonstrated a preference for the outdoors and established himself as an accomplished hunter and explorer. In 1767, he first visited Kentucky and found this new territory as beautiful as it was dangerous, as it was hotly contested by native populations and the ever-advancing British colonists.

Boone was an intrepid adventurer and natural leader whose exploits justify his larger-than-life reputation. In 1784, John Filson published The Discovery, Settlement and Present State of Kentucke. This influential book chronicled the adventures of Boone and established him not only as an important settler and explorer of Kentucky and the west, but as an American legend.

Chautauqua Character:  Kevin Hardesty

Funded project of Kentucky Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Contact: Olivia Anderson Phone: (606) 348-8565
Wayne County Public Library
157 Rolling Hills Blvd.
Monticello, KY 42633-9006
United States