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Near Baumstown in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Daniel Boone

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
1. Daniel Boone Marker
Inscription. Greatest of American pioneers and wilderness scouts. Born on Nov. 2, 1734. Spent the first 16 years of his life on the Boone Homestead three miles to the north. This property is a State historical shrine and is dedicated to American youth.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 16.879′ N, 75° 47.802′ W. Marker is near Baumstown, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is at the intersection of Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422) and Daniel Boone Road, on the right when traveling west on Benjamin Franklin Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Birdsboro PA 19508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hopewell Village (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baumstown World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone Homestead (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Penn (approx. one mile away); The E. & G. Brooke Iron Company World War II Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); American Legion Post 626 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birdsboro (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baumstown.
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, January 19, 2014
2. Daniel Boone Marker
 Daniel Boone. Wikipedia Article on Daniel Boone (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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By Chester Harding, June 1820
3. Daniel Boone
Oil sketch of Daniel Boone by Chester Harding, the only portrait of Boone painted from life. This was painted when Boone was 84 years old, a few months before his death. Harding painted Boone in June 1820 while Boone was living with his daughter Jemima Boone Callaway in Missouri. According to historian Ted Franklin Belue, "from this original oil portrait Harding made three copies: two busts and a full-length." (The Life of Daniel Boone by Lyman Draper, edited by Ted Franklin Belue. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1998, p. 2.)
 
 
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