Mere mention of the name Daniel Boone conjures images of an American icon: trailblazer of the Wilderness Road, preeminent Kentucky frontiersman, defender of early settlements, a crack shot with a long rifle Boone's real and folkloric exploits are so well-known that his character is often overlooked, as is the fact that his personality took shape during a boyhood not spent in "Kentucke" but in Pennsylvania's Berks County and the picturesque Oley Valley. The Daniel Boone Homestead at Baumstown, southeast of Reading, interprets the way of life of the Boone family and later eighteenth-century residents, highlighting the cultural and environmental influences that shaped Daniel Boone's future and took the area from frontier to developed settlements. Participants in the British Brigade-Continental Line event can learn more about the site and the Boone family by visiting the PHMC website for an extensive illustrated article that first appeared in Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine.

Boone Photo