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Monday, February 15, 2010

American History Threatened........



Don't believe me?? Read last week's post.

See the guy on the left there? That's Daniel Boone. Okay, not the prettiest man in the world, but an incredible man. And one our schoolchildren will NEVER read about if the new textbook people have their way! Lemme tell you a thing or two about Dan'l........

He was born in 1734 and is most well known for his exploration and settlement of what we now know as Kentucky.

In 1778, Daniel blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky, despite the protests (not always peaceful) by the local Indians. (yeah, yeah, Native Americans).

In Kentucky, Daniel founded Boonesbourough, one of the first English speaking settlements beyond the Appalachian mountains. Before the end of the 18th century, more than 200,000 people had entered Kentucky, following the trail first set down by Daniel Boone.

He was a militia officer during the Revolutionary War.

In 1756, he married Rebecca Ryan and together they had 10 children.

In 1778, he was captured by the Shawnee indians and eventually adopted into the tribe.

He served 3 terms in the Virginia General Assembly.

He was a legend in his own lifetime, especially after a book of his adventures was published in 1784, making him famous in America and Europe.

Daniel Boone was a soldier, a merchant, a hunter, an explorer. He was a husband and father and a statesmen when we actually respected the term.
And if we don't remember him....how will our children EVER know him?

3 Comments:

  • At 1:55 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    I read that about Texas Textbooks and 8 people deciding our countries history in books? Are they nuts?
    You can't change history and glossing over the bad teaches us nothing. I wrote them many letters.

    My contribution to history day..
    On Feb. 19, 1945,
    during World War II, some 30,000 U.S. Marines began landing on Iwo Jima, where they commenced a successful month-long battle to seize control of the island from Japanese forces.
    (I've stood on Iwo Jima! an awesome feeling for a Marine's daughter and wife)
    In 1473, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, Poland.
    In 1803, Congress voted to accept Ohio's borders and constitution.

     
  • At 2:22 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Amy, that's a GREAT bit about the Marines. And Marine wives and mothers and daughters deserve a monument too!

     
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