Daniel Boone

(1734–1820)

Daniel Boone

Anecdote...

The American artist Chester Harding, painting Daniel Boone's portrait, asked the old frontiersman, then in his eighties, if he had ever been lost. Boone replied, “No, I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.”

Quote-worthy...

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.

~Daniel Boone
 
Biographical Note: 

Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman. He led settlers into Kentucky in 1775 and later moved on into Missouri. His frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States.

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