Fess, Daniel, and Transylvania

Fess Parker's recent passing has reminded many of his iconic portrayal of Daniel Boone in the 1960s TV series. Mr. Parker had a history degree and saw his series as a way to educate the public about the American story. However, I couldn't find an episode where the characters talk about the state the real Daniel Boone tried to create, called Transylvania.... which overlaid much of modern Kentucky. If he had been successful, we'd all enjoy the Transylvania Derby each year! (Trivia note: singer Pat Boone is a descendent of the real Daniel Boone.)

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  1. I went to school at Boone's alma mater, Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. I love that Lexington is not actually in the proposed state!

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