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My Father, Daniel Boone: The Draper Interviews with Nathan Boone based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
As with Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings, the true stories are always shrouded in myth and fact. My paternal great grandmother, Mollie Boone-Fisher-Love, was the illegitimate daughter to Nathan Boone, as the story has been told in my family for 5 generations. However, it just goes to show you that even our most famous heroes of the past were still ordinary men who did extraordinary things. I have no doubt in my mind that this is true, just by looking at the photographs of Daniel Boone...The similarities are astounding, especially the eyes... My grandfather, Thomas Boone-Love, was a soldier in WWI, and my dad, Frank Fisher-Love was in WWII, both crossing the 'color line' as many African Americans at the turn of the century that are still living could attest to. I'm sure this is but one story, passed down to generation to generation, and I'm sure there are many more.. I just happen to have knowledge of mine.
This book is the next best thing to talking to Daniel Boone himself. If you want to discover what life was actually like for America's most "well known" "Long Hunter", this is the source. Nathan's father, Daniel Boone, comes alive in this priceless, knowledgely conducted, recorded interview by Lyman Draper (who became the founding president of The Wisconsin Historical Society) during his several days stay with Daniel's youngest son and his wife in 1851. The reader becomes ensnared in this simple telling of Daniel Boone's lifetime of adventure, hardship, discovery and accomplishment. Once "trapped", the book is hard to put down. We owe a debt of gratitude to the editor Neal O. Hammon who discovered this interview in The Wisconsin Historical Society's archives and developed it into an illuminating publication.