Daniel Boone Lewis & Clark Mountain View Elementary School Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Daniel Boone In 1734, Daniel Boone was born in Pennsylvania. He grew up on a farm but he liked hunting better. Daniel Boone wore animal skins and shined his hair with bear grease. Picture Credit: http://www.geocities.com/athens/parthenon/7109/
Daniel Boone got his first gun at age 12. He spent a lot of time hunting with it. At age 19 or 20, Daniel Boone joined the USA army in the French & Indian War. Picture Credit: www.ghseed.com/
Wilderness Road Some settlers went south and west along the trail called the Great Wagon Road. This was also known as the Wilderness Road. It went through Cumberland Gap into Kentucky. Picture Credit: http://tqjunior.thinkquest.org/6400/travel.htm?tqskip1=1&tqtime=0425
Daniel Boone went back to work on his fathers farm after the French & Indian War ended. He married the neighbors daughter, Rebecca Bryan. Marriage Picture Credit: www.visitithaca.com/ getting_here.htm
On May 1, 1769, Daniel Boone left his wife at home to go exploring with John, and 4 other men. In 1774, Daniel Boone built a log cabin in Kentucky.
Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Purchase from Napoleon of France. This doubled the size of the United States. Louisiana Purchase signed in 1803. Picture Credit: http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog06/maps/images/map_06_a.gif
Lewis & Clark-1804 Thomas Jefferson (3 rd President) after buying the Louisana Purchase asked Meriwether Lewis and William Clark to explore it. Lewis & Clark took a Shoshoni, Sacajawea with them and their slave, York. Lewis Picture Credit: www.lewis-and-clark.org/ new.htm Clark
Lewis & Clark Biographies William Clark Born: Aug. 1,1770 in Virginia He was in charge of the mapping of the Louisiana Purchase. Meriwether Lewis Born: Aug. 18, 1774 His death is a mystery, no one knows what happened.