Daniel Boone: Beyond the Mountains
By Patricia Calvert
The famous mountain man Daniel Boone was one of the first American folk heroes. In 1778 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. He served as a militia officer in the Revolutionary War, was captured and adopted by the Shawnee tribe, and served in the Virginia General Assembly. For a time, he and his family lived in Culpeper, Virginia.