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

by Betty April. 05, 2009 8767 views

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.

The headstone..notice the plaque is missing.

Land ajoining the cemetary.

Bridge from nearby town of Washington.

Of course, we couldn't leave home without Sam!

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Péter Somogyvári 8 years, 6 months ago

Interesting set!!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lyency 8 years, 6 months ago

great story about this legendary pioneer (of kentucky's own :/)

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Amy-Mom 8 years, 6 months ago

sam is so cute. reminds of mine.

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Susan Jane 8 years, 6 months ago

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.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Nadir Hacamo 8 years, 6 months ago

Nice set!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ania 8 years, 6 months ago

Interesting set!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kalinovszki Dezså‘ 8 years, 6 months ago

I love the picture with the dog. Very nice dog

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jon 8 years, 6 months ago

Interesting stuff. Nice doggy shot.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jet28 8 years, 6 months ago

Fantastic set - love the bridge!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Smitha 8 years, 6 months ago

that's a great way to visit the historical places and sam he is adorable :)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mindypluma 8 years, 6 months ago

sam is adorable! you came to my side of the state! :o)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lynda 8 years, 6 months ago

Oh??I'll simply think that he is somewhere in the vicinity. Thanks for the interesting narrative. I especially like the first photo.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Laura 8 years, 6 months ago

Nice set...I love #6

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pedro Pinho 8 years, 6 months ago

Thank you for the information! :)

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sara G 8 years, 6 months ago

Great photos of the Boone saga..loved the barn and bridge and of course the sam.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 8 years, 6 months ago

lucky sam!! he has a great trip!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tom 8 years, 6 months ago

Very cool set, love the dog peaking around the car, thats sad that someone stole the plague

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mehdi Saharkhiz 8 years, 6 months ago

beautiful, and again the dog is amazing at the end

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tonya 8 years, 6 months ago

Looks like a beautiful place! I love the red barn and the bridge! Sad about the plague.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ricardo 8 years, 6 months ago

I like the bridge and the 3#!
Wonderful reportage!
thanks for sharing!^^

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Leocheung 8 years, 6 months ago

Lovely pictures. Glad to learn the story of DB.

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Peace4kidss 8 years, 6 months ago

nice shot

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gonia 8 years, 6 months ago

thanks for lesson, v.nice pictures!

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pennywyatt 8 years, 6 months ago

Very interesting history, I always thought he was buried in Kentucky. Thank you for sharing !

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Chris Buchan Jones 8 years, 6 months ago

your dog's facial expressions are great, if you know what I mean, interesting post

8 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brian 8 years, 6 months ago

Great set. Very interesting info on Daniel Boone that I had never heard of before.

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Diane Davis 8 years, 6 months ago

Like so many of our heros, their final resting place becomes questionable. Too bad. Thanks for the info and great pictures.

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Marsha 8 years, 6 months ago

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?

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Michael Sakowicz 8 years, 6 months ago

Nice. I love the shot of the dogie peeking around the car!

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