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Boonesborough State Park unveils Daniel Boone memorabilia

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By Kentucky.gov

A Daniel Boone memorabilia collection that will be displayed at Fort Boonesborough State Park was unveiled April 15 at the park.

Ray Buckberry of Bowling Green spent a lifetime collecting the 351 items in the collection, which includes items books, prints and other items relating to Daniel Boone items from the Daniel Boone television series. Buckberry donated the collection to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation, which is loaning it to the park for display.

A cabin at the fort will be devoted to the collection. A display case has also been added at the park campground for display purposes.

An entire generation grew up with Daniel Boone, played by Fess Parker, on television and younger generations continue to learn about Boone. Although the foundation acknowledges that not all the items are correct to the time period, it is still a valuable look at the impact Daniel Boone had on the American public.

The fort is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday through October. Other cabins feature period-dressed interpreters who can talk with visitors about life in the 18th century.

For more information, call (859) 527-3131.