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Legend has it that Daniel Boone lived in a log cabin near the Yadkin River in Davidson County and took refuge from Indians in a nearby cave. Now called Boone's Cave State Park, this 110-acres park falls short of the 400-acre minimum for a state park. The state says there is no real evidence that Daniel Boone ever occupied the territory and is ready to stop funding of the park. A local dentist named Dr. Wade Sowers has been collecting historical material to prove Boone did actually live there. A second replica of Boone's cabin was built by the Daniel Boone Memorial Association after the first was burned by vandals. A park office was added, as well as restrooms, a picnic area, and wooden steps leading down to the cave. But the state's interest in the park is waning and it stopped counting visitors in 1983. Both the state and surrounding counties agree that the territory is part of North Carolina's heritage and should be preserved.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 53 Issue 7, Dec 1985, p18-20, por
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