Boone Bicentennial Commission records, 1931-1937

Descriptive Summary

Title
Boone Bicentennial Commission records, 1931-1937
Creator
Boone Bicentennial Commission.
Extent
.4 cubic feet
Subjects
Boone family.
Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
Barkley, Alben William, 1877-1956.
Braden, Arthur.
Beckner, Lucien, 1872-1970.
Blue Licks (Ky.)--History.
Bryan Station (Ky.)--History.
Boonesborough (Ky.)--History.
Cannon, Mrs. Jouett T. (Jouett Taylor)
Dorris, Jonathan Truman, 1883-1972.
Douglass, William Boone.
Dunn, C. Frank, 1883-
Ellis, James Tandy, 1868-1943.
Executive advisory bodies--Kentucky.
Harrodsburg (Ky.)--History
Herald (Harrodsburg, Ky.)
Holloway, John S. W.
Hutton, D. M. (Daniel Mac-Hir)
Isenberg, James L, 1881-1945.
Jillson, Willard Rouse, 1890-
Johnson, Keen, 1896-
Landin, Harold.
Lilly, Grant E, Mrs.
Mackoy, Harry B.
Rogers, Walter F, Mrs.
Ross, Innes B.
Shackelford, W. R.
Sulser, A. Gordon.
Thruston, R.C. Ballard (Rogers Clark Ballard), 1858-1946.
Vinson, Fred M, 1890-1953.
Walkins, Rose G.
Walkins, Rose G.
Arrangement
Correspondence, notes, speeches, clippings. Arranged chronologically within each organizational division.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
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.
Scope and Content
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.

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