Press release from The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution:
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution rededicated Daniel Boone’s Trail Marker at the Watauga County Courthouse in Boone, NC on Friday, October 23, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. The event marked the 100th anniversary of the placement of the marker by the local Edward Buncombe Chapter. Original placement of the marker took place in October of 1913 when the chapter was ten years old, being one of the first organized in western North Carolina and closest to Boone, NC.
The event was held as a bus stop on the D.A.R. national schools tour that happens once during the 3-year administration of national officers of the NSDAR.
Speaking at the rededication were national officers of NSDAR, President General, Lynn Forney Young; Historian General, Bana Caskey; Chaplain General, Ann S. Crider. Participating in welcoming of the 80 members on tour and the D.A.R. members of surrounding chapters from both North Carolina and Tennessee were NSDAR State Regent, Peggy Troxell; Mayor of Boone, Loretta Clawson, and Chairman of Watauga County Commissioners, Nathan Miller.
Randell Jones, non- fiction author of several award winning books, including “Trailing Daniel Boone” and “In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone” was speaker for the event. Jones’ remarks were both informative and entertaining.
Those representing the Edward Buncombe Chapter, were NC State Vice Regent, Elizabeth Graham; chapter officers, Luann Nelson, Sandra Johnson, Denise Peters, and Linda Gill.