ASHEBORO – Go “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” with award-winning author and storyteller Randell Jones at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at the Asheboro Public Library.
Boone led one of the fullest and most eventful lives in American history as a hunter, frontier guide, wilderness scout, militia leader, woodsman, land speculator, merchant and more — and spent 21 years in North Carolina.
Jones will trace the life of Boone by placing Boone’s adventures on the landscape and taking the audience to some of the 85 sites across 11 states, from Pennsylvania to Missouri, where the pioneer hero left his mark.
“In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” is based on Jones’s book by the same name. Jones, who lives in Winston-Salem, also is author of Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State, Before They Were Heroes at Kings Mountain, and several other titles about the pioneer era and the American Revolution.
Jones’s appearance, part of the Road Scholar series, is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Friends of the Library.