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Daniel Boone's final resting place---or is it???

2009.04.05
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We traveled to Missouri Saturday for a meeting. On the way home, we stopped to take some photos. One of the places of interest, was supposedly, the gravesite of Daniel Boone....below is a little history lesson on this famous American:
Daniel Boone was an American pioneer and hunter, whose frontier exploits, made him one of our first folk heroes. More than any other man, Daniel Boone was responsible for the exploration and settlement of Kentucky. Boone left Kentucky in 1788 and moved to West Virginia. Ten years later, he heard the call of the unknown country luring him, this time to the Missouri region. He lived in Missouri the rest of his life, until he died at the age of 85. However, in 1845, his remains were exhumed and he was reburied in Kentucky. Resentment in Missouri grew and a legend arose that Boone’s remains never left Missouri. According to this story, Boone's tombstone in Missouri had been inadvertently placed over the wrong grave, but no one had corrected the error. Boone's Missouri relatives, displeased with the Kentuckians who came to exhume Boone, kept quiet about the mistake and allowed the Kentuckians to dig up the wrong remains. There is no evidence this actually happened, but both the Frankfort Cemetery in Kentucky and the Old Bryan Farm graveyard in Missouri claim to have Boone's remains. And the saga even continues today, as someone stole the plaque on his tombstone in Missouri, supposedly a “scrapper” who stole it for the metal.
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The headstone..notice the plaque is missing.
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Land ajoining the cemetary.
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Bridge from nearby town of Washington.
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Of course, we couldn't leave home without Sam!
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31 Comments
smbunation Nice. I love the shot of the dogie peeking around the car!
smbunation · 2009-04-05: 23:26
lookagain Great shots and interesting information - didn't know DB lived to be that old! Sounds like quite a feud between the two states. Actually, Cliff's ancestry goes back to D. Boone on his mom's side. Love the old barn...awesome shot!! Where is this?
lookagain · 2009-04-05: 23:32
paintbox Like so many of our heros, their final resting place becomes questionable. Too bad. Thanks for the info and great pictures.
paintbox · 2009-04-06: 00:05
dontblink Great set. Very interesting info on Daniel Boone that I had never heard of before.
dontblink · 2009-04-06: 00:10
chrisbuchan your dog's facial expressions are great, if you know what I mean, interesting post
chrisbuchan · 2009-04-06: 00:55
PennyWyatt Very interesting history, I always thought he was buried in Kentucky. Thank you for sharing !
PennyWyatt · 2009-04-06: 01:02
gonia thanks for lesson, v.nice pictures!
gonia · 2009-04-06: 07:23
peace4kidss nice shot
peace4kidss · 2009-04-06: 07:24
????? nice and interesting set, thanks!! really love the barn shot, it's super, and the dog is fun to héhé
????? · 2009-04-06: 07:48
leocheung Lovely pictures. Glad to learn the story of DB.
leocheung · 2009-04-06: 09:51
onlyricky I like the bridge and the 3#!
Wonderful reportage!
thanks for sharing!^^
onlyricky · 2009-04-06: 11:20
tbranscum Looks like a beautiful place! I love the red barn and the bridge! Sad about the plague.
tbranscum · 2009-04-06: 12:37
onlymehdi beautiful, and again the dog is amazing at the end
onlymehdi · 2009-04-06: 14:38
mystic1 Very cool set, love the dog peaking around the car, thats sad that someone stole the plague
mystic1 · 2009-04-06: 16:04
tomie lucky sam!! he has a great trip!
tomie · 2009-04-06: 16:48
NellyBly Great photos of the Boone saga..loved the barn and bridge and of course the sam.
NellyBly · 2009-04-06: 18:29
ppinho Thank you for the information! :)
ppinho · 2009-04-06: 19:00
laurad789 Nice set...I love #6
laurad789 · 2009-04-06: 19:59
photopoet Oh—I'll simply think that he is somewhere in the vicinity. Thanks for the interesting narrative. I especially like the first photo.
photopoet · 2009-04-06: 21:13
MindyPluma sam is adorable! you came to my side of the state! :o)
MindyPluma · 2009-04-06: 22:46
smithapnair that's a great way to visit the historical places and sam he is adorable :)
smithapnair · 2009-04-07: 03:05
jet28 Fantastic set - love the bridge!
jet28 · 2009-04-07: 04:36
bigjonny Interesting stuff. Nice doggy shot.
bigjonny · 2009-04-07: 11:48
kalinovszki I love the picture with the dog. Very nice dog
kalinovszki · 2009-04-07: 16:57
Najeli Interesting set!
Najeli · 2009-04-07: 18:51
Nadir Nice set!
Nadir · 2009-04-08: 06:20
susjustjake Growing up I thought i was the great great great grand daughter of Daniel Boone. I was 26 when my father broke the news to me that there is no family relationship! Great shots.
susjustjake · 2009-04-09: 16:00
ajmchumphrey sam is so cute. reminds of mine.
ajmchumphrey · 2009-04-09: 17:52
lyency great story about this legendary pioneer (of kentucky's own :/)
lyency · 2009-04-10: 13:04
somogyvari Interesting set!!
somogyvari · 2009-04-13: 11:22
????? I like that set :)
????? · 2009-04-14: 17:41
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