Attend a local history event July 18 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-189 For Immediate Release: July 15, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., – Learn about the Boone family and Green County History at an event Saturday, July 18, at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove.  Local and state historians will give presentations on different elements of the westward migration through the Ozarks and life in the frontier Ozarks.  This event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

At 10:30 a.m., historian Todd Wilkinson will tell of the Scots-Irish migration to the Ozarks. At 11:15 a.m., Brant Vollman, archaeologist from the Department's Division of State Parks, will give a talk on archaeology at the Boone homestead. Site interpreter Dakota Russell will tell of the history of the Boones in Greene County and Ash Grove beginning at noon.  At 1 p.m., site administrator David Roggensees will give a talk on the Boones and westward migration after Daniel Boone.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves the last home and grave of Missouri frontiersman Nathan Boone. The Boone family came to the area in 1837, making them some of western Greene County’s first settlers. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V. 

For more information, contact the historic site at 417-751-3266 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at www.mostateparks.com.

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