Thursday, June 21, 2007
Nathaniel Boone Homestead State Historic Site
Well I am finally getting around to posting pictures of the actual historic site. We took these last Saturday on out little trip to Ash Grove.
Nathan was the youngest son of frontiersman Daniel Boone. The families had moved west to Missouri after too many people came to Kentucky for Daniel. The families floated their belongings down the Ohio to the St. Charles area. Nathan was so sick about leaving his girlfriend, two days into the trip he went back and married her and brought her by land to Missouri.
Nathan bought the acreage near Ash Grove later in his life and was forced to retreat there as a permanent residence when loans he made to other were not repaid and he himself got into credit trouble and had to sell the St. Charles home.
The barn above is new but the house is original. And look at that front porch!
You all have a great Thursday