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Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone was a very famous frontiersman who explored the barren wilderness through the Appalachian Mountains into Kentucky and Missouri. He cleared a trail for many pioneers to travel to the new land.

On November 2, 1734, Daniel Boone was born in a log cabin in Berks County, Pennsylvania near Reading. His father, Squire Boone, was a blacksmith and his mother, Sarah Boone, took care of his ten other brothers and sisters. Daniel had always loved being outside and hunting. As he grew older he supplied the family with meat from the forest.

When he moved away from home he joined the British army to fight in the French and Indian War. Then he met Rebecca Bryan and married her. They had ten children and moved to North Carolina. Daniel Boone then explored and opened Kentucky for settlers. Later, he brought his family to Kentucky. As they were traveling, Indians attacked Daniel and the others four times. Daniel Boone always escaped but there were many wars between the Indians and the settlers. Daniel walked miles and miles through the wilderness. On September 26, 1820, he stopped at his son Nathan's house, got sick and died. Daniel Boone was almost 85. Copyright 2007 sponsor Epson Printer Cartridge