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Boone Society

There are many stories about Daniel Boone. Some are true and some are just TALL tales. Below you will find some articles that the Boone Society has put together. Enjoy.


Daniel Boone – Coonskin Cap

Although the stereotype exists in some characterizations even to this day; Daniel Boone did not wear a coonskin cap! Like many other long-hunters of his day, Daniel wore a wide-brimmed felt or beaver hat, much like the Quaker style hats worn by men in Pennsylvania where he was born and spent his early years. Applying only a modicum of logic, one can easily understand why he….Read More


Daniel Boone History & Hollywood

For those of you tired of Hollywood‘s propensity for inaccurate portrayals of Daniel Boone, and of history in general, here‘s a movie you will surely appreciate. “The Making of Daniel Boone” is not the accurate, cinematic, blockbuster portrayal of Daniel Boone history buffs have been waiting for, but it is the next best thing: a movie that pokes fun at how Hollywood gets history wrong….Read More

Daniel Boone Highway Honor Restored!

After a two-year drive to put Daniel Boone’s name back on a Kentucky highway, Governor Ernie Fletcher signed an Executive Order on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 renaming Kentucky’s U.S. Highway 25E. “The Daniel Boone – Cumberland Gap Wilderness Trail.” ….Read More

Daniel Boone Powder Horn

Powder horn & pouch once belonging to Daniel Boone has disappeared. Shortly after an article about this powder horn and leather pouch appeared in the April 2004 issue of Compass, Gene B. Leslie passed away. At the time of his death, he was in possession of the below pictured powder horn and pouch…..Read More