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

Keywords
Businessman
Land
Limestone
Occupations
Surveying
People
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As of 1/1788: <Daniel Boone was now one of the richest men in Kentucky. His land claims reached at least 50,000 acres and probably a hundred thousand. Hunting and trade added to his income. His services as a surveyor were in demand on all sides. He, who had grown up in an obscure cabin on the Yadkin, was now one of the most famous men in the nation. His reputation was beginning to reach across the sea. Strangers sought to meet and talk with him, and the Kentuckians, who knew him best, elected him to one office after another. Now -- now at last -- he was reaping the reward of those years of danger, toil, privation. . . . His new land claims complied with every legal formality. Landed estates were his at last -- really his own. Kentucky was a white man's country now. Immigrants were coming in. That meant the value of his lands would rise. Business was looking up. A creditable family was growing up around him. All was for the best.> BAKELESS:324-325

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