Daniel Boone reaches Kentucky for the first time (50 words)

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Following his first sighting of Kentucky in 1767, and a two year hunting expedition there in 1767, American frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734 - 1820) began an attempt to colonise Kentucky in September 1773. It ended in disaster with the death of Boone's son, and it wasn't until 1775 that he established the village of Boonesborough, Kentucky.

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Editors. "Daniel Boone reaches Kentucky for the first time". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 December 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=10805, accessed 19 October 2017.]

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