Billy Dixon, THE LIFE OF BILLY DIXON (Guthrie, OK: Cooperative Publishing Co., 1914)

1987

Billy Dixon, THE LIFE OF BILLY DIXON (Guthrie, OK: Cooperative Publishing Co., 1914)

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From Billy Dixon, THE LIFE OF BILLY DIXON (Guthrie, OK: Cooperative Publishing Co., 1914): In 1864 was a fourteen-year-old bullwhacker, driving wagons along the South Platte with a government train. "Between Plum Creek and Julesburg we passed a big square stone on which was inscribed 'Daniel Boone" and other inscriptions, one sayint that further information could be found on the other side, meaning the bottom." Several men tried to turn over the stone to read the other side but could not move it; with a team of oxen they suceeded in turning it over. It too was marked with Boone's name and the inscription that more information could be found on the obverse. "Dixon's report of the chiseled rock seems to be the only description of it anywhere in history. Biographers agree that Boone plied the vicinity but none mentions the stone. The word of Billy Dixon, however, bears the brand of veractiy. All his invaluable accounts of buffalo hunts, Indian fights, and prairie crossings stand up under close scrutiny and cross-research." (Mike Blakely, "Daniel Boone's Flip Side," AMERICAN WEST 24 (1987):64) LASTYEARS TREECARVING

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