Rededication of the Daniel Morgan Boone Gravesite
The re-dedication of the Daniel Morgan Boone Grave site and Boone Park was held Tuesday, August 28th, at 11:00 a.m.
Boone Park is located at 63rd Street and Euclid in Kansas City, Missouri. The park is between Prospect and Paseo, on the north side of 63rd Street, close by the former Central Patrol Division building on 63rd Street.
The Boone–Hays Cemetery was first dedicated by NSDKC in June 2005. This 12 year effort by George Hicks of the Native Sons acquired the land and arranged a suitable Boone Grave site Park with the Kansas City, Missouri, Parks and Recreation Department.
The gravestone recognizes Daniel Morgan Boone as a Captain in the Missouri Mounted Militia in the War of 1812.
Daniel Morgan Boone is one of the six sons of Daniel Boone. The Boones moved from Kentucky to Missouri in 1799, finally settling in the St. Charles, Missouri area. In 1825, Boone took a job as Farm Instructor to the Kaw Indians. In 1831, he bought a large tract of land and built a log house near present 63rd Street and Holmes. In 1836, he sold part of his land to his nephew, Boone Hays. On July 13, 1839, Daniel Morgan Boone died of cholera at his farm, at age 70.
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