The Boone Trace is a commonly overlooked yet significant part of our nation’s history. Running a total of 194 miles in length, this trail was blazed over a period of two months by the American frontiersman Daniel Boone in the late 18th century. Its sole purpose was to provide a way for settlers to move westward, which had previously been attempted only on rare occasion due to potential dangers in the wilderness, namely Native Indians and wild animals. The Boone Trace became the first official road of its kind, and between 1775 and 1795 it was traversed by approximately tens of thousands of travelers. This trace opened up the doors of the west for settlement and provided a “prototype” for future transportation methods within the newly established country. In the end, it was both the navigational skills and courage of Boone that not only cleared a path of fearlessness for the early American settlers but ultimately paved a road to freedom.
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