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Once upon a time, there was a real Daniel Boone. We know for a fact that he was born to Quaker parents in Pennsylvania four decades before the American Revolution; that he led the way to what later became Kentucky; and that he wrote up his adventures around his fiftieth birthday. [Read more...]

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Before he was an American icon, or the star of a 1960s television series, Daniel Boone hunted deer and game in the woods of Pennsylvania. WHYY's Joel Rose says the story of Boone's life has changed dramatically over the years, depending on who is doing the telling. [Listen]

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