What lessons can we learn from Daniel Boone?
Persistence through hardship and turmoil certainly was a trademark of American frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734-1820). Born to a family of Quakers, Boone's father was expelled from the church, though Boone always maintained a Christian ethic. As a youth, he maintained friendly relations with neighboring Native Americans, and when he was captured by Shawnees during the American Revolution, they thought so highly of him that he was adopted into the tribe. In 1775, Boone was hired to blaze what became known as the Wilderness Trail from Western Virginia throught the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky; there, he...
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