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The Short History of the Long Hunters

They were the legendary hunters and explorers of  Kentucky and Tennessee, men like Daniel Boone (pictured at left,) Kasper Mansker, Joseph Drake, Isaac Bledsoe, and Uriah Stone, who set out from the mountainous edges of Virginia and North Carolina in the 1760s and early 70s.  They were known as long hunters, because they were sometimes […]

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