Dan'l Boone was first published by Magazine Enterprises in September 1955, the title would run for 8 issues until September 1957.
Daniel Boone was born in 1734. His parents were Quakers, his father was originally from England and his mother from Wales. Daniel Boone spent much of his childhood hunting and received little formal education, although he could read and write. Later he served with the British military during the French and Indian War and married Rebecca Bryan with whom he would have ten children.
Daniel Boone's life as a frontiersman and hunter became more difficult with the population increase in North Carolina. He was forced to travel further afield, first reaching Kentucky in the fall of 1767. Here he heard tales of fertile land and good hunting grounds.
In 1769, Boone began a two-year hunting expedition in Kentucky, where early on he and partner were captured by Shawnees who took all their hides and told them to never return, advice which they ignored. Over the next few years there was much adventure and fighting, including the torture and death of one of Boone's sons and the rescue of his daughter Jemima from an Indian war party.
In 1775 Boone blazed his Wilderness Road from North Carolina and Tennessee into Kentucky, where he founded Boonesborough one of the first English-speaking settlements west of the Appalachians. By the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 people had migrated to Kentucky/Virginia by following the route marked by Boone.
Daniel Boone died on September 26, 1820, aged 85, and was buried close to Marthasville, Missouri next to his wife Rebecca. His life has given rise to many highly fictionalized accounts in books, films, radio and television shows, so maybe the last words should be left to Daniel Boone himself:
'Many heroic actions and chivalrous adventures are related of me which exist only in the regions of fancy. With me the world has taken great liberties, and yet I have been but a common man.'
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