Daniel Boone

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

American pioneer and frontiersman Daniel Boone is considered one of the founding fathers of white settlement in Kentucky and though it can be a challenge to find relevance to Boone to the far western part of Kentucky - since there's no evidence he personally spent time in the region, one could argue a connection through his daughter, says Murray State history professor Ted Franklin Belue. He's done significant research on Boone, including consulting with the History Channel and serving on the board of the Filson Historical Society. Todd Hatton speaks with Belue about Boone and his legacy in the Commonwealth.

Murray DAR hosts Daniel Boone Scholar Talk

Jun 12, 2013

Against a backdrop of the Progressive Era, including presidential elections, campaigns for equal suffrage, war in Europe and opening the Panama Canal, Daughters of the American Revolution in North Carolina initiated a project to mark the trail of Daniel Boone that enabled America's Western Movement. Daniel Boone Scholar, Randell Jones, wrote "Trailing Daniel Boone - Marking Daniel Boone's Trail 1912 to 1915." The Captain Wendell Oury Chapter of the DAR invited Mr. Jones to Murray to learn more about his book. Mr. Jones speaks with Kate Lochte.