Boone's Lick Road - Kenner's Tavern - St. Charles County, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 38° 46.496 W 090° 56.992
15S E 678093 N 4293797
Kenner's Tavern marker along the historic Boone's Lick Road.
Waymark Code: WM5T7X
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 02/09/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 19

The marker states:

Kenner’s Tavern (1834)
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Missouri

In 1834, Rodman Kenner of Virginia came to Missouri. He started the town of Missouriton on Darst Bottom and opened a hotel, where Pauldingville now stands. Kenner was a first class landlord, and his hotel became a noted resort and stage stop. He also played the fiddle so well, he could almost make the “trees dance.” Kenner said the blessings at mealtime, ending with, “And for all these blessings we thank Thee, O Lord. Amen. Kick that blamed dog out from under the table.” Col. Thomas H. Benton, after stopping there, commented on the good food and good beds. Many travelers would ride extra hard to make Kenner’s Tavern for the night. Kenner made a fortune and died in 1876 at eighty-six years of age.

The trail originated as an old Indian trace. In the 1764, the first part of the trail was expanded by trappers through St. Louis County, Missouri. This part of the trail is known as St. Charles Rock Road. The trail was expanded by brothers Daniel Morgan and Nathanal Boone, sons of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone, as part of gaining access to salt springs near present day New Franklin, Missouri. The complete trail from St. Louis to Franklin, Missouri takes its name from the Boone brothers. In 1821, William Becknell established a trail from Franklin to Santa Fe, Mexico, there by establishing the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Trail at Kansas City splits off into other major trail such as the California and Oregon Trails. The Boone's Lick trail is the land route to the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail and carried many of those who would settle the west.

History of Mark:
This marker was placed along with 32 others as a series in 1913 by the Daughter's of the American Revolution. The original trail was reported to have markers placed along it every few miles. When the DAR placed these markers, they placed, they were placed where the original markers were along the trail.

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