ROCKCASTLE COUNTY, Ky. (ABC 36) – In Eastern Kentucky, the ‘Friends of Boone Trace’ organization is raising money to help buy two acres in Rockcastle County.
The acres contain a short segment of the actual Boone Trace…the first trail, with Daniel Boone, into what’s now Kentucky.
The purchase price is $25,000….$20,000 is already put down.
The organization only needs about $2500 now to complete the deal.
The location of the property will be used as a base camp called ‘Windy Gap’ for everyone who wants to go through the trace.
“Experiencing it, it’s a connection, a sense of place, when people go there they’ll feel a connection and a lot of them will have an ancestor that came right on that very trail” said President of Friends of Boone Trace, John Fox.
For more information on this project, click here.
They are also accepting donations to help them reach their goal, through a GoFundMe.