1939

John Bakeless, DANIEL BOONE (New York: W. Morrow & Co., 1939)

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Tree Carving
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1760, after the conclusion of the Cherokee War, hunted in eastern Tennessee, leaving the first of his tree carvings: beech tree on the banks of "Boon's Creek": "D. Boon CillED A. BAr on tree In the yEAR 1760". "All his life he liked to leave these increiptions, commemorating a good kill, fresh water, or just his presence in the country." "The long preservation of these bark inscriptions is, botanically speaking, not so remarkable as it seems. attracted by their smooth surface, boone invariably carved his records on beech trees. the beech grows slowly; and though expansion of the trunk ultimately stretched and distorted the lettering, it could not compleely obliterate the deep carvings made by Boone's keen hunting knife." (BAKELESS:32,33) TREECARVING

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