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Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, George Caleb Bingham, oil on canvas, 1851–5
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Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers through the Cumberland Gap, George Caleb Bingham, oil on canvas, 1851–5
In Testimony of the Gratitude of Posterity for the Historic Service of cutting for the Transylvania Company the Transylvania Trail, the first great pathway to the West, March-April, 1775, from the Long Island of Hoiston River, Tennessee, to Otter Creek, Kentucky, by the Gallant Band of Axemen, Pioneers and Indian Fighters, who at the Risk and Loss of Life opened the Doors of Destiny to...Kentucky and the West. DAR Monument, placed at Cumberland Gap about 1912.


Contents

Geologic Origin

History

Before 1775

Construction of the Wilderness Road

1775 to 1800

1800-1860

1860-1865

Reconstruction Through Establishment of the National Monument

As a National Monument

Significance

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