Neal O. Hammon, "The Legend of Daniel Boone's Cabin at Harrodsburg," THE FILSON CLUB HISTORY QUARTERLY 48 (1974): 241-52.
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The story that DB purchased a town lot and built a cabin at Harrodstown (Harrodsburg) during his trip of 1774 to warn the surveyors is "just another legend that has been repeated so often that it is now accepted as fact." (HAMMON1:243)
John Mack Faragher was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in southern California, where he attended the University of California, Riverside (B.A., 1967), and did social work, before coming to Yale (Ph.D., 1977). After fifteen years as a professor at Mount Holyoke College he returned to Yale in 1993. His books include Women and Men on the Overland Trail (1979); Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie (1986); Daniel Boone: The Life and Legend of an American Pioneer (1992); The American West: A New Interpretive History (2000), with Robert V. Hine; A Great and Noble Scheme: The Tragic Story of the Expulsion of the French Acadians from their American Homeland (2005); and Frontiers: A Short History of the American West (2007), with Robert V. Hine. He teaches the history of the American West and directs the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders.