Each year on June 7, the Kentucky Historical Society celebrates the anniversary of the day in 1767 when Daniel Boone, Americas most famous frontiersman, reportedly first sighted the land that would become Kentucky. The June 7 date is taken from the book The Discovery, Settlement andPresent State of Kentucky, by John Filson, published in 1784, with an appendix titled The Adventures of Colonel Daniel Boone. The information inthe appendix supposedly originated with Boone, although Filson is the actual author. The work is not considered completely reliable by historians.
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