Captain Guynemer in full flight

The history of Boone County, Kentucky is full of people, places, and events which give us a colorful, dynamic, and sometimes controversial snapshot of life along the borderlands of the Ohio River. The appearance of Boone County as a sleepy 20th-century agricultural community belies the strategic role the county played in the development of the United States within the last three centuries. From American Indian settlements to booming distillery towns and from French fur traders to 20th-century inventors, there is much to discover about Boone County, Kentucky.

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