Photograph, circa 1918, with caption discussing the removal of Daniel Boone's cabin monument (circa 1968) for a new highway.
Transcription: Boone's Cabin Monument - A picture taken close to fifty years ago shows a group of Boone citizens seated at the Daniel Boone monument. See if you can identify all of the them. The monument, it is now understood to be torn away in the path of the new highway. It had formerly been said by Highway officials that the structure would be moved off the right-of-way. That the monument stands on the exact site of the Daniel Boone cabin seems to be fairly well authenticated and as late as 1911 the chimney stones were being pointed out to school children. Historian Arthur recalls that when the monument was built in 1912 the digging for the foundation uncovered a rusted set of bullet molds. The cabin was used by all hunters and others who found themselves in the locality at nightfall. Benjamin Howard kept the salt for his cattle in the cabin. Howard's name was given to Rich Mountain's lofty peak and the town was named for Boone. It's a shame that Boone's only authentic historical point is to loose its identity. The monument was constructed by Boone's first Mayor, W. L. Bryan with funds contributed by himself and others. First row: Dr. J. Walter Jones, _, _, Mr. Rivers, _. Back row: G.K. Moose, Jim Rivers, _ _ _





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