ca. 1799As a means of discouraging British expansion west of the Mississippi, Spanish Lieutenant Governor Zenon Trudeau invited Daniel Boone to establish a colony of American settlers in this area of Spanish Louisiana. In 1799, Boone and his family accepted this offer of land grants resulting in their move to Missouri from Kentucky. They crossed the Mississippi River near the east end of Dresser Island, 7 miles east of present-day Portage des Sioux. From this spot, they traveled south through the village of St. Charles before heading 30 miles south to Daniel Boone's Spanish land grant. The trail continued southward and then west along the Missouri River ending at the village of Charette (sic), about a miles south of here. Their route became known as the Daniel Boone Trail and was followed by other American settlers until the War of 1812. Boone was appointed Commandant of the Femme Osage area that surrounded his settlement. Boone, his wife Rebecca, five of their grown children, and most of their 68 grandchildren lived out their lives in Missouri.
|Series||This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series|
|Placed By||Valley of the Meramec Chapter, NSDAR, and Missouri State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 11:45pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 668822 N 4277201|
|Decimal Degrees||38.62728333, -91.06058333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 37.637', W 91° 3.635'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 37' 38.22" N, 91° 3' 38.10" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 998 State Hwy D, Marthasville MO 63357, US|
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