News Release 329

History Day planned June 19 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site

Volume 38-329 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Sue Holst

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JUNE 3, 2010 -- Learn more about the Boone family adventures in Missouri on “Boone History Day,” June 19 at Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site near Ash Grove. The event, which will feature a series of interpretive talks about Nathan Boone and his relatives, will run from  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the event is free and open to the public.

Nathan Boone came to the Missouri area with his family in 1799 when it was still part of the Spanish-controlled Louisiana Territory.  In the years that followed, Boone came to know Missouri’s western reaches intimately through his work as a trapper, surveyor, soldier and owner of a salt-making business located some hundred miles west of white settlement. Boone’s father, brothers and other relatives played equally important roles in the development of the state.  Speakers at the Boone History Day event will discuss the life and work of Nathan Boone as well as other notable personalities in his family.

Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site preserves Nathan Boone’s last home, a simple but comfortable log house, and Boone’s grave. The historic site is located 1.5 miles north of Ash Grove on State Highway V.

For a schedule of speakers and times at the Boone History Day event, contact the historic site at 417- 751-3266.  For additional information, contact 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