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Boone Day is June 7. On June 7, 1769, Daniel Boone first set eyes on Kentucky. He was likely in the Cumberland Gap, Tennessee/Kentucky line. He is considered the father of Kentucky. I salute him.

He was once asked if he ever got lost in the wilderness, he replied, “No, but once I was bewildered for a few days.”

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In 1959, a board from a cabin had the words, D Boon, etched into it. Archeologists have never verified that he indeed lived here, perhaps ca. 1770. Red River Gorge, eastern Kentucky. Ethan Suddeth photo of the trail leading to the site.

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