Historical society to host ‘A Different Look at Daniel Boone’

Published 10:05 am Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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The life and legend of Daniel Boone have been the subject of so many books and articles, beginning when he was still alive, that it is difficult to find a fresh perspective from which to talk about the famous woodsman and explorer. However, author William Carman has done just that. He is currently writing a book about Daniel Boone and the caves with which his name is associated, either in fact or in lore.

Many of those are in Kentucky and several are in Jessamine County. The idea came about while Mr. Carman, a hunting and fishing guide, was researching another book about fishing with Daniel Boone, in which he follows in Boone’s footsteps, fishing at locations where the peripatetic woodsman lived or traveled.

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Mr. Carman will share some of the pictures and stories which will be included in his new book at a meeting of the Jessamine County Historical Society this Thursday, July 28th . It will take place in the Assembly Hall of the Wilmore Municipal Building at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

In addition to the two works in progress, Mr. Carman has written three books of hunting and fishing essays and a number of short stories which have appeared in various magazines. He is also the author of “Saving Noah: Love, Murder, and Kentucky Politics”. Saving Noah is the true story of a murder, subsequent trial, and the political dealings which let a killer go free, all of which took place in Mount Vernon, Kentucky almost a hundred years ago. The events hold a particular poignancy for Mr. Carman because they involved the killing of his great grandfather. Copies of that book will be available at the meeting.

Please join the Jessamine County Historical Society in welcoming Mr. Carman this Thursday.