1939

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

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Kentuck Explore 1
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First exploration of Kentucky. May have been inspired by association with Benjamin Cutbirth, with whom DB hunted in 1767, and who had been part of the group that first penetrated overland to the Mississippi. Later that year, with one or two companions, DB pushed across the Blue Ridge and reached the headwaters of the Big Sandy, then west of the Cumberland Mountains, followed a buffalo trace to near the site of present-day Prestonburg, KY. "Ketched in a snow storm," they camped for the winter near a salt spring, which brought game right into their camp. Here DB for the first time saw and killed a buffalo. (BAKELESS:42) KENTUCKEXPLORE1

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