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FRONTIERSMAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1734

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Daniel Boone
(November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820)

American frontier legend Daniel Boone was born and raised in Pennsylvania 
and blazed Wilderness trails in old Kentucky, living off the land as a hunter
and trapper. He learned how to shoot at age twelve. Boone was married to
Sarah Morgan and Rebecca Bryan and had a total of ten children between
the two. His frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the
United States.

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Statue Daniel Boone on campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

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