Despite resistance from American Indians, for whom Kentucky was a traditional hunting ground, in 1778 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky.
In 1731, the Boones built a log cabin in the Oley Valley, now the Daniel Boone Homestead in Berks County, Pennsylvania, where Daniel was born. His other siblings were Edward, Elizabeth, George, Hannah, Israel, Johnathan, Samuel, and Sarah Boone.
Daniel Boone spent his early years on what was then the western edge of the Pennsylvania frontier.
Boone received his first rifle at age 12 and picked up hunting skills from local whites and Indians, beginning his lifelong love of hunting.
Folk tales often emphasized Boone's skills as a hunter.
Boone, 85 years old and just months away from death, had to be steadied by a friend while the artist worked. / Born October 22, 1734 November 2, 1734 N. Daniel Boone Homestead, Oley Valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania / Died September 26, 1820 (aged 85) Nathan Boone's home, Femme Osage Creek, Missouri, United States / Resting place Old Bryan Farm graveyard, Missouriaccording to 'The Boone Family' book by Hazel Atterbury Spraker / Signature Daniel Boone [October 22 (November 2 new style), 1734 - September 26, 1820] was an American pioneerand hunter whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States.