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5:30 pm - Evenings Upstairs: Finding Daniel Boone
Led by author/historian Ted Franklin Belue.
5:00 PM Book signing & display of fur-trade era arms and trade goods. Presentation 5:30 -6:30.
Library closes at 7PM.
Belue will be discussing his new book, Finding Daniel Boone: His Last Days in Missouri and the Strange Fate of his Remains.
Finding Daniel Boone is a unique tribute to America’s frontier hero and offers closure to the greatest of all his mysteries: where he was buried. Part biography, part historical travelogue and eloquently narrated using fresh sources, rare forensic data, and new field interviews, this is more than just a search for a man’s bones. Fully re-creating Daniel’s lost world, noted historian and author Ted Franklin Belue journeys along the famous Pathfinder’s last trail, from Missouri and back to Kentucky, meeting a host of colorful characters. As little has been written about Boone’s western days, where he lived the longest, this work examines the legendary woodsman’s life as much as his death.
A Western Writers of America’s Spur Award winner, Ted Franklin Belue solved Boone’s “lost grave” mystery in Finding Daniel Boone and wrote Hunters of Kentucky and The Long Hunt. He edited two bios, including Lyman Draper’s magisterial Life of Daniel Boone, published many articles and recently retired from Murray State University’s History Department.
Ted is featured on MeatEater podcasts, writes for TRUE WEST and MUZZLELOADER, appears on the INSP Network’s “Into the Wild Frontier” and is a consultant for the Outdoor Channel and History Channel. He lives in Kentucky.
For more information contact Adult Programming Coordinator [email protected] 270-442-2510 x117.
All programs are free & open to the public