After reading about the furor over the renaming of Daniel Boone Parkway in eastern Kentucky for longtime Republican congressman Hal Rogers, we decided to try to find out what the pioneer himself thought about the issue.
So we went to a local medium, who shall remain nameless, to see if she could hook us up with Ol' Dan'l for an interview. It took a while to get the pioneer's thoughts to flow down our channel and took even longer to get him interested in the parkway issue. All he really wanted to talk about was he once owned about half the state and was rooked out of it by a bunch of nitpicking scoundrels.
Appreciating our interest, however, in getting the straight scoop from the pioneer's mouth, he did agree to make a few comments on the issue at hand. You have to understand that being a rough-spoken and uneducated man, Boone spoke in a version of English not easily reproduced on this page, so what you read here is our paraphrasing of what he said. (In this case, the full text of his statement is not available on our Web site.)