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Daemon
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Daniel Boone Festival

Held annually in Barbourville, Kentucky, this festival honors the frontiersman Daniel Boone (1734-1820). In 1775, he became the first person to carve a trail through the Appalachian Mountains from eastern Tennessee to the Ohio River. An important part of the festival is the signing of the Cherokee Cane Treaty, which provides the Cherokee people with cane that they use to make baskets. Other festival events include an old-fashioned barbecue featuring pioneer and American-Indian foods, a long-rifle shoot, and competitions such as hog-calling, wood-chopping, and fiddling. More...
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Gun Shooting, hog calling and native food, I'm in. But will not sign up for the hog calling.
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Quaint, isn't it?
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The famous frontiersman Daniel Boone

Made a legend in his own time by John Filson's "Boone Autobiography" and Lord Byron's depiction of him as the quintessential frontiersman in the book Don Juan, Boone became a symbol of the western pioneering spirit for many Americans. Ironically, though, Boone's fame and his success in opening the Trans-Appalachian West to large-scale settlement later came to haunt him. Having lost his Kentucky land holdings by failing to properly register them, Boone moved even further west in 1799, trying to escape the civilized regions he had been so instrumental in creating. Finally settling in Missouri--though he never stopped dreaming of continuing westward--he lived out the rest of his life doing what he loved best: hunting and trapping in a fertile wild land still largely untouched by the Anglo pioneers who had followed the path he blazed to the West.


http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-famous-frontiersman-daniel-boone-dies-in-missouri
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Ah yes, the never ending march of civilization, what a wondrous part of life, yet there are numerous shortcomings attached to this thought process. Take the slaughter of wolf pups by ranchers, and yet the cows do more harm to the environment then the wolf. Tis only man that kills for sport....
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Fredric-frank Myers wrote:
Ah yes, the never ending march of civilization, what a wondrous part of life, yet there are numerous shortcomings attached to this thought process. Take the slaughter of wolf pups by ranchers, and yet the cows do more harm to the environment then the wolf. Tis only man that kills for sport....

It's a common fallacy that only man kills for sport. Lots of animals kill for sport. Have you ever owned a domestic cat?
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Cat-calling when I'm sober...
Hog-calling when I'm drunk...
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great pioneer and kentuckian
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