Guide to the Daniel Boone Trail Markers by Daughters of the American Revolution Papers, 1914-1986

Summary Information

Title: Daniel Boone Trail Markers by Daughters of the American Revolution Papers, 1914-1986
Collection: AC.572
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This collection contains articles, correspondence, and descriptions of the trail markers along the Daniel Boone Trail erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Creator: Daughters of the American Revolution

Biographical/Historical Note

According to the 1960 correspondence, different chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution have erected memorial marker as early as 1913. It also gives some history on Daniel Boone and the origin of the trail. One of the original campaigners for trail markers to honor Boone was J. Hampton Rich in the 1920's. His home was only a few miles from the graves of Boone's parents, thus his interest in that family.

The collection details the DAR Chapter which placed the marker, date placed, its inscription and location.

Scope and Contents

Two articles dating back to 1914 tell about the marking of the trail Daniel Boone left through North Carolina, Tennessee, and points west. Correspondence from professors at then Appalachian State Teachers College in 1960 give some Boone and trail markers' history. Numerous pages detail markers along the trail, for each one telling who placed, its inscription, its location and other information. As Professor D.J. Whitener stated, work in preserving American history "will be long remembered and appreciated."

Arrangement

It is arranged chronologically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The origin and donor are unknown. Accession number is AC.2002.022.

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.572: Daniel Boone Trail Markers by Daughters of the American Revolution Papers, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Papers, 1914-1986 ACSC_Box 17.3