John P. Arthur, "The Trail of Daniel Boone," SKY-LAND MAGAZINE, September 1914

1914

John P. Arthur, "The Trail of Daniel Boone," SKY-LAND MAGAZINE, September 1914

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At the unveiling of a tablet marking the Boone Trail, in 1914, Archibald Henderson gave an address entitled "Daniel Boone and the Wilderness Trail" [probably a version of his AHR article from 1914, see HENDERSON2]. He was introduced as "the greatest living authority on Daniel Boone" since the death of Reuben Gold Thwaites. SKY-LAND MAGAZINE, September 1914, 647; in MHS.

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1914

John P. Arthur, "The Trail of Daniel Boone," SKY-LAND MAGAZINE, September 1914

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<I went to Old Wilkesboro, and from there to Boomer, where I heard of Col. James Martin Isbell, of Kings Creek. This is near Holman's Ford. I saw Colonel Isbell, who told me that when he was a boy an old African named Burrell, formerly a slave of Colonel Isbell's grandmother's father, Benjamin Howard, had told him that he (Burrell) had piloted Boone across the Blue Ridge in 1760, to what is now known as the Boone cabin in the town of Boone. The cabin had been built by Ben Howard, for the convenience of himself and his herders in looking after the stock which he herded on the head branches of the South Fork of the New River. This was Boone's first trip across the Blue Ridge. Burrell was over one hundred years old when he told Colonel Isbell this story. But the latter confirmed it by asking his grandmother, Sally Councill, the daughter of Ben Howard, and the wife of the first Jordan Councill. She confirmed all Burrell had told him. She had seen and known Boone herself. Colonel Isbell died in 1913.> <From the Yadkin River, above Holman's Ford, a buffalo trail followed a ridge to what is now called Cook's Gap in the Blue Ridge, five and a half miles east of the town of Boone. Its course can still be traced without difficulty, as it is knee-deep in many places.> For much detailed information on the route, see the xerox of this article, which also details the route of KENTUCKEXPLORE2. John P. Arthur, "The Trail of Daniel Boone," SKY-LAND MAGAZINE, September 1914:652, in MHS.

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