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About the Boone Trace Project

The Boone Trace Project is a collaborative effort of the Boone Society, Inc., the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Travel & Tourism, Kentucky State Parks, and Kentucky Department of Education. The project began in 2012 and will continue to develop as more communities join in and participate in new and different ways. From its beginning, the project has been focused on creating educational opportunities to teach new generations about America’s pioneer history. The project will include the development of education stations from which families, school groups, home-schoolers, and the like can take field trips and “education vacations” to interact with the landscape on which unfolded this important story of America’s westward expansion. The education stations offer great information about early pioneer life in America. Inquiries about the Boone Trace Project should be directed to the Boone Society, Inc. site at

Books and More

The bookstores at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Fort Boonesborough State Park offer visitors interesting books and videos about the life and times of Daniel Boone and his family. Two of particular interest to the Boone Trace are:

  • In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone by Randell Jones, John F. Blair, Publisher, 2005
    (Willie Parker Peace History Book Award, 2006, NC Society of Historians)
  • Companion DVD: On the Trail of Daniel Boone, Daniel Boone Footsteps, Publisher, 2005
    (Paul Green Multimedia Award, 2006, NC Society of Historians.)
  • Trailing Daniel Boone—DAR marking Daniel Boone’s Trail, 1912-1915, by Randell Jones, Daniel Boone Footsteps, Publisher, 2012
    (Kentucky History Award, 2012, Kentucky Historical Society)
These books and DVD are also available online at