United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

1982

United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

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Neither should it be designated a national scenic trail, because and The NPS does, however, support state, local, or private actions which could provide for interpretation or marking of the trail, United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982):8-9

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1982

United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

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Physiographic: The trail passes over five physiciographic provinces: the Piedmont, Blue Ridge, Ridge and Valley, Appalachian Plateau, and Interior Low Plateau, with a wide variety of physical features, notably soil and vegetation differences, and significant changes in elevation. The Piedmont is characterized by gently rolling hills and meandering rivers and streams. Soils here are very fertile, underlaid with precambrian material, with notable remnants of more resistant rock (monadrock), such as Pilot Mountain. The next three provinces compose the Appalachian Highlands: very mountainous areas alternating with ridges and valleys, with some elevations exceeding 5,000 feet. Soils here are thin and not expecially fertile, and only the narrow valleys have areas capable of supporting farming. The last province is marked by a transition zone known as the Cumberland Plateau, with highly eroded hills of sandstone, shale, and coal, and is one of the most productive coal regions in the country. Further is the Bluegrass, an area characerized by low hills, dissected with deeply entrenched meandering streams, basins, and alluvial plains, with numerous sinkholes, springs, and caverns, carved out of the erodable limestone underlying the region. The soils here are generally low in fertility and are best suited for woodland or pasture, with only 30% suitable for farming. Flora: four major forest groups: oak-hickory-pine, Appalachian oak, mixed mesophytic, and oak-hickory. United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982):20-21.

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1982

United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

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Per capita income in the Boone region of NC, VA, TN, KY is far below the average for the rest of the country; only in Lexington KY is is above. United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982).

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1982

United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

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The Sheltowee Trace is a National Recreation Trail that extends some 254 miles from the Lewis-Rowan county line in Kentucky to Pickett State Park in Tennessee. United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982):41

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1982

United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

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<In evaluating whether or not this was a route of migration and settlement of national significance, the following facts are paramount: 1) The initial exploration of Kentucky took place prior to Boone's exploration of Kentucky. Travellers had been exploring Kentucky for well over a century before Boone arrived. 2) Permanent settlement of Kentucky via the Ohio River, took place prior to the establishment of Boonesborough in 1775. James Harrod and his men had come down the Ohio River and established Harrodsburg on the Salt River in 1774. 3) The Boone Trail was the primary route to Kentucky only during the Revolutionary War period, from 1775 to around 1780. During this period there were only an estimated 300 to 500 people in Kentucky. 4) The Ohio River route carried the bulk of the settlers who went to Kentucky. The Ohio River was carrying more setttlers to Kentucky than the Boone Trail by the mid-1780s. The greatest part of the immigration to Kentucky occurred between 1790 and 1800 when the Ohio was acknoqledged to be the main route for Kentucky migration. Over 147,000 people moved to Kentucky during this period.> Moreover, the <historic route is overlain by roads and highways over 95 percent of its 428-mile length,> which precludes <the potential for significant public recreation use of the proposed trail, based on historic interpretation and appreciation. In conclusion, the Daniel Boone Trail historic route fails to meet two of the criteria necessary to qualify for designation as a national historic trail.> United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982):50-51.

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1982

United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

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The DAR from KY, NC, TN, and VA erected a series of markers along the Boone Trail between 1913 and 1915. Each of the four states has also erected various historical markers about DB and or the Boone Trail. United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

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1982

United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982)

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United States Department of the Interior, National Parks Service, "Daniel Boone Draft Trail Study" (June 1982):94-95.

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