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6.25.13 … Daniel Boone: local history … “There is legend of Daniel Boone in this area and there is verifiable history” …

Daniel Boone , Davidson Co. NC, Yadkin River, river trail, eco-touristism, local history: 

American pioneer Daniel Boone is famous for his role in the westward expansion, but he spent much of his youth in right here in North Carolina.

Now one community is using that history to boost its future.

Davidson County officials are launching a trail along the Yadkin River that traces his steps in hopes of bringing eco-tourists to the area.

“His origins as a child, where he got his wilderness experience and his love for the outdoors was right here along the Yadkin River,” said Yadkin Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks.

Boone’s family moved here in the 1700s and he lived here for nearly 20 years before heading west.

“There is legend of Daniel Boone in this area and there is verifiable history,” said William Deal of the Davidson County Tourism Recreation Investment Partnership.

Legend has it Boone once escaped a threatening tribe of native Americans by hiding in a cave along the river.

via Davidson Co. river trail tracing path of Daniel Boone – News14.com.


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