- By N.Tuchina
- Posted Thursday, March 14, 2013
Meet Award-winning Author Randell Jones in Walkertown
Walkertown Branch Library and Walkertown Area Historical Society invite you to join in a 100th Anniversary Celebration.
A century ago, the Daughters of the American Revolution marked Daniel Boone’s Trail, from 1912 to 1915, erecting 45 bronze tablets across 400 miles through North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky, the path that enabled America’s Western Movement.
The idea for marking the trail began in North Carolina. A patriotic public gathered to dedicate each marker, including the joint ceremony at Cumberland Gap attended by thousands. The project took place against a backdrop of the Progressive Era, including presidential elections, campaigns for equal suffrage, war in Europe, and opening the Panama Canal.
Join us as award-winning author, Randell Jones, shares this story which he documented in his book "Marking Daniel Boone's Trail", 2012 Kentucky History Award Winner.
Follow the Daughters as they mark Daniel Boone’s Trail.
Meet the Author of the new Book - Randell Jones.
Tuesday, March 19, 6:30pm
Walkertown Branch Library
2969 Main Street Walkertown, NC 27051
Call 336-703-2990 for information. Click here for driving directions.
The event is free. No reservation required.
Randell Jones is the author of the award-winning 2005 book, In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone (www.danielboonefootsteps.com). He is a member of the Road Scholars Speakers Bureau of the North Carolina Humanities Council.
This presentation is funded by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council.