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Matson in St. Charles County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Boone Trace

Eastern Trailhead

 

ca. 1805

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
1. The Boone Trace Marker
Inscription.  The Boone Trace was an important westward trail for American settlers. The Boone Trace probably followed a trail used by American Indians. In the early 1800s it was used by Daniel Boone's sons Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone. For travel to the Boon Salt Lick in present-day Howard County. Nearby this marker was the Boone settlement. Composed of Spanish land grants given to Daniel Boone and the Boone family. The Trace ran from the Boone settlement through Charette (near present-day Marthasville) and westward along the Missouri River to the Boone Salt Lick.

[Reverse]
The Trail Crossing
ca. 1805

From here:

The Daniel Boone Trail went north through the village of St. Charles and then to the area of Portage des Sioux.

The Daniel Boone Trail continued to the south and west along the river to Charette (near present-day Marthasville)

The King's Road, established by the Spanish government went east toward the village of St. Louis.

The Boone Trace went west to the Boone Salt Lick.

In 1818, at this location the Boones platted a 100-lot
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
2. The Boone Trace Marker [Reverse]
town called Missouriton, where the trails crossed.
 
Erected 2010 by Missouri State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Saint Charles Chapter, NSDAR.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 38° 36.484′ N, 90° 47.713′ W. Marker is in Matson, Missouri, in St. Charles County. Marker is on Lucille Avenue west of Highway 94 (Missouri Route 94), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3575 Alice Avenue, Defiance MO 63341, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Matson to Augusta (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Boone's Missouri Golden Years (about 300 feet away); Matson to Weldon Spring (about 300 feet away); Daniel Boone Judgment Tree Memorial (about 400 feet away); A Defiant Tale (approx. 1.7 miles away); School Days In Defiance (approx. 1.7 miles away); H. S. Clay House Bed & Breakfast and Guest Cottage (approx. 5.3 miles away); Augusta to Matson (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matson.
 
The Boone Trace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 24, 2019
3. The Boone Trace Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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