FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — An organization comprised by descendants of Daniel Boone and his family has taken on the chore of developing and promoting the trail that the frontiersman followed through the mountains of eastern Kentucky.
The route, dubbed Boone Trace, was used by native Americans as well as settlers traveling to Kentucky and beyond in the early nation’s westward expansion.
Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism is lauding efforts by the Boone Society, saying the route could stimulate more tourism in the region.
The Boone Society, a national organization of Boone family descendants, is working to restore the 117-mile trail that runs from the Cumberland Gap to Fort Boonesborough.
The Boone Society also is attempting to get Boone Trace listed on the National Register of Historic Places.