William S. Bryan, "Daniel Boone in Missouri," Missouri Historical Review 3 (1906) 97

William S. Bryan, "Daniel Boone in Missouri," Missouri Historical Review 3 (1906) 97

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<The spring was the inducement which led Boone to build his cabin there. Those old pioneers valued a spring more than they did the land surrounding it; for it not only supplied them with water so cold as to require no ice, but it was sure to be a general meeting-place for deer and other game. Many a buffalo, coming to slake his thirst at this spring, yielded up his life a victim to the unerring aim of the old pioneer. Boone could sit in the door of his cabin, which stood fifty feet or more eastwardly from the spring, and lay in a winter's supply of meat for his family without the trouble of hunting. He could pick his choicce of deer, elk, buffalo or bear; for all these animals came there to drink. Bear meat was preferred above all other kinds, owing to its sweet and nutty flavor; and the bacon of swine went begging when bear bacon was convenient. Wild turkeys were also abundant and so tame that they roosted in the trees and stood about the cagin, and were not regarded with special favor; for when one eats turkey every day he soon longs for something more substantial. Bees nested in the crevices of the rocks and in the hollows of adjacent trees, and came also to the spring to fill their little buckets with water. Thus Boone and his family had an abundance of honey, fo the best quality and flavor, without going beyond the limits of their own yard or bothering themselves about the care of the bees. It was a genuine Arcadia, embracing an existence seemingly unreal, but it was very real and substantial when Boone built his cabin on the bank above the spring -- and for some years thereafter.> William S. Bryan, "Daniel Boone in Missouri," MHR 3 (1906-09):92-93

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William S. Bryan, "Daniel Boone in Missouri," Missouri Historical Review 3 (1906) 97

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Nathan's stone house was built by Nathan and his father <assisted by their slaves.> It took several years of work. William S. Bryan, "Daniel Boone in Missouri," MHR 3 (1906-09):97

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