Issue Date: September 26, 1968
City: Frankfort, KY
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed, engraved
Color: yellow, deep yellow, maroon and black
This stamp remembers the American pioneer who settled in Kentucky and founded Boonesboro. His frontier exploits and his adoption by the Shawnee Indians earned him a place in American Folklore.
Daniel Boone (1734-1820)
Boone is one of the greatest pioneers in American history. This frontiersman paved the way for settlement of Kentucky by leading settlers from North Carolina through the Cumberland Gap into that territory. Boone founded Boonesborough there, near present-day Lexington. Boone’s exploits as a frontiersman, hunter, and trapper have earned him a special place in American folklore.