Boone’s Lick Road - Lewiston - High Hill, MO
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N 38° 53.067 W 091° 24.122
15S E 638599 N 4305167
Quick Description: A Boone’s Lick Trail Marker located on old U.S. Hwy 40 (also known as Boone's Lick Road).
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 6:02:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM3XN2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cosninocanines
Views: 33

Long Description:
This is one of a series of 36 stone markers placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1913 to mark the Boone's Lick Trail. This marker honors Lewistown, near present-day High Hill. The village, named in honor of Meriwether Lewis, lasted just seven years.

The following information about the Boone's Lick Trail is available on the internet (visit link):

The Boone’s Lick Trail carried travelers as far west as Franklin, where the Sante Fe Trail began. In New Franklin, back-to-back markers recognize the end and beginning of the two trails.

Often what brought settlers along these trails was Daniel Boone himself. Throughout his life Boone opened an ever-westward-reaching frontier, first leading settlers across the Blue Ridge Mountains into Kentucky and later into Missouri.

There are no public remnants of the original trail today. Instead, its course became “the state road” prior to the 20th century. The route closely paralleled today’s Highway N through St. Charles and Warren counties and Interstate 70 from Warrenton to Boonville.

In fact, it could be said that the Boone’s Lick Trail gave birth to the interstate. In 1911, the Daughters of the American Revolution led a crusade for a national highway built along the old frontier roads. Missourians, especially the Missouri Good Roads Committee, led that fight. Their determination that the pioneer paths form the basis of the national road system won the day.

Much of the Boone’s Lick Trail became U.S. Highway 40 and later I-70. In fact, the first section of the interstate completed was just a few blocks from the beginning of the Boone’s Lick Trail.
Road of Trail Name: Boone's Lick Trail

State: Missouri

County: Montgomery County

Historical Significance:
The Boone’s Lick Trail carried travelers as far west as Franklin, where the Sante Fe Trail began. Daniel Boone himself often brought settlers along these trails and greatly contributed to an ever-westward-reaching expansion, first leading settlers across the Blue Ridge Mountains into Kentucky and later into Missouri.


Years in use: 1808 to 1880

How you discovered it:
We were driving along old U.S. Hwy 40 looking for items of interest to post in the Hwy 40 category and spotted this marker about the Boone's Lick Trail.


Book on Wagon Road or Trial:
"Show Me" Missouri by Ada Claire Darby


Website Explination:
http://www.route40.net/history/booneslick.shtml
http://www.ruralmissouri.coop/04pages/04OctBooneslick.html


Why?:
In 1807, Nathan and Daniel Boone (sons of the pioneer Daniel Boone) blazed a trail from Saint Charles, Missouri, to a point just northwest of present day Boonville, Missouri. The road terminated at the Boones' salt lick. A few years later, there was a movement to make the trail a wagon road and in 1827 this was done.


Directions:
The marker is located along old U.S. Hwy 40 (also known as Boone's Lick Road) just west of High Hill, Missouri.


Visit Instructions:
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