Finding Daniel Boone: His Last Days in Missouri and The Strange Fate of His Remains

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Finding Daniel Boone is a unique tribute to America’s frontier hero and offers closure to the greatest of all his mysteries: where he was buried. Part biography, part historical travelogue and eloquently narrated using fresh sources, rare forensic data and new field interviews, this is more than just a search for a man’s bones. Fully re-creating Daniel’s lost world, noted historian and author Ted Franklin Belue journeys along the famous Pathfinder’s last trail, from Missouri and back to Kentucky, meeting a host of colorful characters. As little has been written about Boone’s western days, where he lived the longest, this work examines the legendary woodsman’s life as much as his death.
ISBN: 9781467145886
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Kentucky
Series: American Legends
Images: 32
Pages: 224
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ted Franklin Belue is the author of The Hunters of Kentucky: A Narrative History of America’s First Far West and The Long Hunt: Death of the Buffalo East of the Mississippi and edited two Daniel Boone biographies. Belue is heavily published in trade and academic press, has served as consultant and commentator for the History Channel and has been an advisor for A&E, BBC and NBC; he also survived the French and Indian War as a Hollywood extra in The Last of the Mohicans. He lives in Kentucky with his wife, Lavina, and a horde of dogs, cats and guitars.
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