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The Blue Ridge Parkway - Mile 285.1 - Boone's Trace

At Mile 285, the parkway meets pioneer legend, Daniel Boone.  Boone's legendary 'Trace' became a gateway to the west through the Appalachians, and he marked some of his route nearby.  The route, which was cleared during the 1770's, is more famous in Tennessee and Kentucky; there it is more commonly known as the 'Wilderness Road.' (1)  


Local farmland borders the Parkway at Boone's Trace.

Looking North on the Parkway from Boone's Trace.

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(1) Cletheroe, Joel. "Wilderness Road, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia." Historic and Named Trails and Roads in the USA and Canada. http://freespace.virgin.net/john.cletheroe/usa_can/histroad/#wilderness_road (April 4, 2003)

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