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The legendary frontiersman first marked an early trail for others to follow west into America’s heartland during the spring of 1775, through a vast expanse of wilderness that eventually became Kentucky. That path he took is now known as Boone Trace, and in the decades following the American Revolution, hundreds of thousands of European settlers made their way into Kentucky along Boone's Wilderness Trail, passing through Cumberland Gap and traveling on to Fort Boonesborough, one of Kentucky's first permanent settlements.
Exploring the area’s museums, parks and trails will also reveal the story of conflict between separate cultures with different ideas on how best to live based on what resources were provided by the land. It is a story that shaped the earliest development of a new nation – and it’s just as important today.