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Articles about Boone Trace written or selected by KHM staff

Articles about the Boone Trace written or selected by the Knox Historical Museum staff and published on our website, with the most recent listed first

Elmer Decker's writings on the Boone Trace through Knox County, Kentucky

Editor's Note: Elmer Decker's History of Knox County, Kentucky remains one of the primary sources for research on the old Boone Trace. Decker lived from 1892 to 1952 and wrote this history around 1939-1941. The following excerpt about the Boone Trace through Knox County was copied from Decker's original typescript which was given to the Knox Historical Museum by his widow, Lois Decker Lyons.

Read more: Elmer Decker's writings on the Boone Trace through Knox County, Kentucky

KHM's Steve Valentine serving on Friends of Boone Trace board of directors

An officer of the Knox Historical Museum is playing a key role in an organization that promotes the route that Daniel Boone blazed through Knox County and four other Kentucky counties in 1775.

The KHM’s 2nd Vice President Steve Valentine serves on the board of directors of the newly incorporated Friends of Boone Trace, Inc., whose overall purpose is to save and preserve the trail blazed by Daniel Boone and his thirty ax-men in March and April of 1775 from North Carolina through the Cumberland Gap to Boonesborough.

Read more: KHM's Steve Valentine serving on Friends of Boone Trace board of directors

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