"The Nathan Boone Homestead State Historic Site tells the story of the great pioneer Nathan Boone and his family. Nathan, born in 1781, was the youngest son of the legendary frontiersman Daniel Boone. Throughout his life, Nathan was a hunter, an entrepreneur, a surveyor, a negotiator, a military leader and a father. He assisted William Clark in the negotiation of a treaty and the establishment of Fort Osage in 1808, defended the Missouri frontier as a captain of the Missouri Rangers in the War of 1812, and served as one of the forty-one delegates in the Missouri constitutional convention in 1820, to name a few of his accomplishments. He continued his military service after the war as a captain of the Dragoons, a mounted ranger force, eventually climbing to the ranks of lieutenant colonel. When he finally retired from the military, he was seventy-two years old, and had assisted in the establishment of a number of forts in territories that at the time formed the border of the American frontier, as well as facilitating several treaties between the US government and the local tribes.
We hope that area homeschoolers will shoe there support for fine work being done at the Nathan Boone Homestead and will show up in large numbers for this very important event.For more information about the Homestead, visit the website at http://mostateparks.com/park/nathan-boone-homestead-state-historic-site. The historic site is located at 7850 N. State Hwy. V, Ash Grove, MO 65604-8159. You may reach the park office by phone at 417.751.3266.