Daniel Boone – August 2, 1775

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s August 2, 1775. I’m in Kentucky with Daniel Boone.

JG: “Mr. Boone, why have you built this fort in the Kentucky wilderness?

DB: “Johnny, where’s your coonskin cap? This fort is to protect the settlers from Indians, and if the Redcoats ever get an idea to come this far up to steal our land, we’ll get them.”

Daniel Boone established Fort Boonesborough to protect the people of Kentucky. He also served the people as a legislative delegate. He epitomized the American symbol of the rugged individual.

Read more about Daniel Boone and Fort Boonesborough.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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