Fort Boonesborough State Park  

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Fort Boonesborough State Park
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This marker is on the floor, in the center of the remnants of Fort Boonesborough, state park in Kentucky. Each side of the marker lists the original members of the settlement. This side shows Daniel Boone and his family.

Daniel Boone died in Missouri in 1820 and, though there is some controversy, it is believed that his bones were removed and returned to Kentucky.


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04/10/18 6:26 PM GMT
According to the genealogy of my family, we are related to Daniel Boone. His mother was Sarah Morgan and that is how we are related.
I have read about the controversy as to his actual grave site.
Thanks for sharing Strad.


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04/10/18 6:58 PM GMT
I know this part of the state well. This is down the way from Big bone lick park just past Covington.
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04/10/18 11:32 PM GMT
Good one and fuel for thought, I suppose we will never really know for sure. tigs=^..^=
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04/11/18 10:01 AM GMT
Even by a foreigner like me, a very interesting capture John.
The by you provided links and the by Tick given additional information are very helpful to that.
Enhances my knowledge about the American history!
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04/11/18 3:38 PM GMT
Years ago, a small group of businessmen wanted a tourist attraction in Mobridge, SD. They decided that going upriver to Fort Yates in southern North Dakota, at night, to dig up the remains of Hunkpapa Lakota holy man and chief, Sitting Bull, and transporting them back to Mobridge would be a good idea. Pouring quicklime on the bones they buried would make it impossible for the people of Fort Yates (or anyone else) to retrieve them. What the Mobridge fellows didn't realize about the culture of Sitting Bull's people, or see clearly in the dark of night, was that a man as important to his people as Sitting Bull was usually buried deep, with his horse buried above him. The official burial of the great man is still at Fort Yates, with a thick slab of concrete above him to deter future grave robbing. I think Mobridge still thinks they have a man instead of a horse... then again, there's a Sioux legend that states his remains were moved to southern Manitoba, Canada after the army abandoned Fort Yates in 1903, for burial at a secret location. Legendary men often have additional legends that survive them.

As for Fort Boonesborough, that style of fort--buildings with bastion walls in between them--survived well beyond the 18th century. Fort Abercrombie, along the Red River at the eastern border of North Dakota, was the same kind of fort and also withstood a six-week Indian siege in 1862.

Interesting history, John.

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04/12/18 1:22 PM GMT
I did not know here is a Fort Boonesborough !
Very interesting and a well taken photo of the memoriam
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04/12/18 2:55 PM GMT
Really interesting information and thanks for the link, I love ready about history. Wonderful shot and detail
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