From the BPC Historical Collection
 Daniel Boone was an Indian fighter, an explorer, a politician and a real American hero.  He was a
soldier of the American Revolution and an adopted Shawnee.  He discovered the Cumberland Gap and
opened the Wilderness Road for settlement into the present state of Kentucky.  The stories of his
exploits and his life have become legendary.   

Reuben Gold Thwaites, a noted historian and author wrote this biography of one of America’s most
famous frontiersmen and it is truly a masterpiece.  Through countless hours of research of original
materials, documents and interviews he created what is undoubtedly the best book ever written on the
life of Daniel Boone.  
Fort Boonesborough
Daniel Boone
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