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Boone Bicentennial Commission records
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
Correspondence, notes, speeches, clippings. Arranged chronologically within each organizational division.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Boone Bicentennial Commission records, 1931-1937, 1M61W11, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
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Organization The Boone Bicentennial Commission was a Kentucky commission appointed by the governor to plan celebrations in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Daniel Boone. Commission members included Judge Samuel Wilson, Chairman, J. T. Davis, Mrs. Jouett Taylor Cannon, Innes B. Ross, C. Frank Dunn, R.C. Ballard Thruston, Lucien Beckner, Mrs. Grant E. Lilly, Keen Johnson, Mrs. Walter F. Rogers, Arthur Braden, W.R. Shackelford, Harry B. Mackoy, A. Gordon Sulser, James L. Isenberg, and William Boone Douglass.
These papers consist of correspondence and official records of the commission named to plan celebrations in honor of the birth of Daniel Boone. Correspondence present is largely between Judge Samuel Wilson and other committee members, as well as between Wilson and D. M. Hutton, editor, Harrodsburg HERALD, Jno. W. Holloway, state senator from the 25th District (Winchester, Kentucky) and others. Matters discussed included bicentennial activities in general, the minting of Boone memorial half dollars, and the creation of a scenic highway connecting Blue Licks, Bryan's Station, Boone's Station, and Boonesborough, Kentucky. These materials also illustrate the role of a gubernatorially appointed commission.