Hampton Rich Marker at Boone's Cave Park in Davidson County, NC


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Hampton Rich, a prolific commemorator of Daniel Boone, placed one of his markers at the park in 1929 or 1930. His tablets used the illustration of Boone created by Alonzo Chappel. Each tablet placed by Rich was cast using some steel salvaged from the U.S.S. Maine, sunk in Havana Harbor under mysterious circumstances in 1898. He placed his tablet on the repaired monument originally placed in 1910 and augmented by the DAR in 1913.

He used the commemorative cabin built at the park in 1910 as the headquarters of the Boone Trail Highway and Memorial Association. The cabin was burned by vandals in 1939, destroying all the records of the association.

The monument has been moved within the park from its original location.


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Hampton Rich Marker at Boone's Cave Park in Davidson County, NC

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Hampton Rich, a prolific commemorator of Daniel Boone, placed one of his markers at the park in 1929 or 1930. His tablets used the illustration of Boone created by Alonzo Chappel. Each tablet placed by Rich was cast using some steel salvaged from the U.S.S. Maine, sunk in Havana Harbor under mysterious circumstances in 1898. He placed his tablet on the repaired monument originally placed in 1910 and augmented by the DAR in 1913.

He used the commemorative cabin built at the park in 1910 as the headquarters of the Boone Trail Highway and Memorial Association. The cabin was burned by vandals in 1939, destroying all the records of the association.

The monument has been moved within the park from its original location.

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