Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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The Boone Day Address at Fort Boonesborough, 6/7/1984.

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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"His life formed a general pattern that was reenacted with certain variations by the next three major heroes of the westering frontier of the nineteenth century -- Davy Crockett, Kit Carson (a distant relative of Boone), and Buffalo Bill Cody." (LOFARO2:321)

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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"Like the changing depictions of the frontier, the characterizations of 'Old Dan'l' often change to suit the current beliefs or motives of the person who chooses to write or tell about him. Remember that Boone has been a highly visible 'public property' for two centuries. . . ." (LOFARO2:324)

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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"Unfortunately, Filson's bombastic, ghost-written retelling of the pioneer's 'autobiographical' adventures represented the frontiersman as more of a philosopher than an Indian fighter. Yet the information gleaned from Filson's personal interviews with Boone and his companions still managed to shine through the rhetoric." (LOFARO2:324-25)

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1984

Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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MOUNTAINMUSE an attempt to produce an American epic on the scale of PARADISE LOST. Was a poetic diaster. DB on: regretted that he "could not sue him [Bryan] for slander;" such works "ought to be left until the person was put in the ground." (LOFARO2:325, citing Draper 7C43[1])

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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"Boone's sense of humor was a facet of his character that his early biographers chose to ignore, perhaps because it turned on understatement rather than on exaggeration, the keynote of frontier humor in nineteenth-century America." Other examples of humor. To the husband of the orphan girl to whom DB had given a tract of KY land, the deed of which had later failed to stand up in court, the man asking for reimbursement after DB received his grant of MO land from Congress: "he had come a great distance to suck a bull, & he reckoned he would have to go home dry." [Draper 6S252] To Chester Harding in 1819 when asked if he had ever been lost in the woods: "No, . . . I can't say as ever I was lost, but I was BEWILDERED once for three days." [Harding MY EGOTISTIGRAPHY (Cambridge, 1866):36] (LOFARO2:326)

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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His passage on DB from ORNITHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY (5 vols, Edinburgh, 1831) 1:503, is taken from his journal: Maria R. Audubon, AUDUBON AND HIS JOURNALS (2 vols, NY, 1972; original ed 1897), 2:241 (LOFARO2:328)

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fourteen editions (1833-1868); his main theme was DB as providential instrument. (LOFARO2:328)

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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SIMMS (1845) saw DB as a "knight-errant," a heroic examplar of the virtues of the Southern aristocracy, as well as INDIANKILLER. (LOFARO2:329

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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MCCLUNG (1832) sketched DB's more savage side; a man who pined for the "thrilling excitement of savage warfare." This violent Boone also made his way into a number of dime novels; viz. Burke Brentford, THE THUNDERBOLT OF THE BORDER; OR, DANIEL BOONE ON THE WARPATH (NY, 1891). (LOFARO2:330, citing McClung, SKETCHES OF WESTERN ADVENTURE:91)

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PECK, a Baptist minister, represented DB as the ideal Christian, family man, farmer, and pious teetotaler. (LOFARO2:331)

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BOONEMSS 9/11/1782 <From a Late R[eturn]n of the Publick Stores of this Country, [I fear?] they are almost exhausted[.] The no less Dangerous, than Precarious Situation of our County Requires An Immediate supply of Ammunition & Salt -- for which purpose I Rely on your Excellency Goodness in furnishing Mr. Andw. Steele with Two Hundd. Weight of Powder & Lead in Proportion a small Quantity of Gun flints & some writing Paper, & as he has hitherto had the Conducting of [such?] [s]tores in this Country I hope your Excellency will Confirm his Appointme[nt. He] seems well Calculated for such pub[lic t]rust -- <As the Dry Beef [in our?] store is of an unsound Quality & not [suit?]able & It may be nesessary to Lay up a [new store?] this fall for Emergencie[. For this pur?]pose I would Request Twenty [bus]hels of salt as our store is Indebt by the Late fatal Excurtion of the savages -- <It is [not for me to give?] you a Detail of [that?] as I Expect you have already Recd. a perfect account[.] I would only Inform yr Excelleny. that Sixty six of our Brave Kantetuckians fell the Matchless Massecraed victoms of their Unprecedented Crueltie, Yr Excellency, Compliance with the above Request will Oblige Your Assured fiend & Hbe. Sevt <Daniel Boone> (LOFARO2:332, citing HM 39952, Huntington Library, San Marino, CA)

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Michael A. Lofaro, "Tracking Daniel Boone: The Changing Frontier in American Life," THE REGISTER OF THE KENTUCKY HISTORICAL SOCIETY 82 (1984) 321-33

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OCCUPATIONS explorer, adventurer, wagoner, hunter, spy, scout, sheriff, coroner [see JOURNALS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA (Richmond, 1932):2:329], tavernkeeper, proprietor, elected representative, Spanish magistrate. (LOFARO2:333)

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