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Women at Fort Boonesborough, 1775-1784 By Harry G. Enoch, Anne Crabb
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Fort Boonesborough is one of Kentucky’s most historic places and, although seldom mentioned in popular accounts, women were there from the very beginning. This work includes 194 women whose... More > presence at the fort can be reasonably documented by historical evidence. The time period was limited to the years between 1775, when the fort was established, and 1784, when the threat of Indian attack at Boonesborough had subsided and the fort’s stockade walls had been taken down. The names of the female children these pioneer women brought to the fort are also included, as they shared the risks and hardships of frontier life. The work includes a Historical Sketch describing the women’s experiences at the fort and a Biographical Section that gives a brief personal history of each woman.< Less
Pioneer Voices By Harry G. Enoch
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This work focuses on the first-hand accounts of men and women who came to Clark County, Kentucky during the early settlement period, 1775-1800. The accounts are drawn from the interviews conducted... More > by Rev. John D. Shane with aging pioneers in the 1840s and 50s. To make their stories accessible to modern readers, thirty-two interviews and one memoir were transcribed from microfilm and explanatory material was added. They describe their adventures coming out to this new country, America’s first western frontier, and many recounted their clashes with Indians, often in graphic detail. Shane recorded their stories in plain language that includes a wealth of valuable information about everyday life in the wilderness that was then Kentucky.< Less
Stories Of Old Kentucky By Martha Grassham Purcell
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CONTENTS When the Ocean Covered Kentucky The Aborigines of Kentucky Some Prehistoric Remains The Discovery of Kentucky Indian Claims in Kentucky Scouwa The Graveyard of the Mammoths The Druid of... More > Kentucky A Pioneer Nobleman Early Kentucky Customs Boone's Illustrious Peer Boone's Trace Boone in Captivity Boonesborough's Brave Defense The Lost Baby The First Romance in Kentucky A Wedding in the Wilderness Pioneer Children How the Pioneers Made Change A Woman's Will When the Women Brought the Water The Result of One Rash Act Two Kentucky Heroes The Battle of the Boards The Faithful Slave and His Reward The Double Shot A Man of Strategy and Sagacity The Kind-hearted Indian Saved by the Hug of a Bear A Kentuckian Defeated the British A Famous March The First Christmas Party Fort Jefferson "The Hard Winter" Wildcat McKinney How Kentucky was Formed Kentucky in the Revolution Kentucky's Pioneer Historian< Less
The Adventures of Daniel Boone By Uncle Philip
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Daniel Boone (1734-1820) was an American pioneer and hunter whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement... More > of what is now the U. S. state of Kentucky, which was then beyond the western borders of the Thirteen Colonies. Despite resistance from American Indians, for whom Kentucky was a traditional hunting ground, in 1778 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. There he founded Boonesborough, one of the first English-speaking settlements beyond the Appalachian Mountains. Boone was a Militia officer during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). He was elected to the first of his three terms in the Virginia General Assembly during the war, and fought in the Battle of Blue Licks in 1782. Boone worked as a surveyor and merchant after the war, but he went deep into debt as a Kentucky land speculator.< Less
Rise and Fall of Orson Martin, Blacksmith By Harry Enoch
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Orson Martin was born in Goochland County, Virginia, the son of John and Rachel Martin. Orson learned the blacksmith trade from his father. After the Revolutionary War, the family moved to Kentucky... More > and settled near Boonesborough in an area that became one of the earliest industrial centers west of the Allegheny Mountains. Orson’s brothers William and Valentine became prominent figures in the neighborhood. It was Orson, however, who had the vision to recognize the commercial potential of the Lower Howard’s Creek valley, along with the initiative and skills to take advantage of the opportunity. During the early 1800s, he was one of the leading entrepreneurs of the valley, where he had his own sawmill, gristmill and blacksmith shop. Unfortunately, after such early promise, Orson’s career crashed under the weight of family problems and business reversals brought on by the influence of alcohol. This biography describes the successes and failures of Orson Martin, blacksmith.< Less
The Adventures of Daniel Boone By Uncle Philip
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If you're a Baby Boomer you might remember the the Daniel Boone television series, which aired from 1964 to 1970. In the show Daniel Boone was a "big man" in a "coonskin cap", and... More > the "rippin'est, roarin'est, fightin'est man the frontier ever knew!" This was not the real Daniel Boone, who was neither big nor did not wear a coonskin cap. The real Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820) was an American explorer and pioneer whose life made him a man of legend in the early United States. Boone is most well know for his original exploration of what is now Kentucky, which lay outside of the Thirteen Colonies. Despite resistance from the native Americans, Boone forged the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains. He founded the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky, one of the first settlements west of the Appalachians to speak English. By the end of the 1700s, over 200,000 white folk migrated to the Kentucky using the route blazed by Daniel Boone.< Less