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HISTORY TIP OF THE DAY

History Tip of the Day – November 25th

Daniel Boone dies, September 26, 1820

In spirit as well as fact, Daniel Boone never really left the wilderness. He continued to hunt and fish into his older years; there is some evidence he went hunting up the Missouri all the way to Yellowstone in his eighty-first year. He spent the last years of his life living in a stone house on the land originally given to Boone by the Spanish in the town of Boonslick, Missouri. In 1820, secure in his status as an American hero, he said simply, “My time has come,” and died. He was two-and-a-half months short of his eighty-sixth birthday.