Daniel Boone died aged 85 on Sept. 26, 1820, of natural causes in Femme Osage Creek, Missouri. Although born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Boone settled down in the Kentucky territory before finally making his home in Femme Osage Creek.
Although legends surround Boone's adventures, he did discover a passage through the Cumberland Gap in 1769, which would become the trail by which American colonists would access the frontier lands. In 1775, he established a fort in the Kentucky territory and called the area Boonesborough; however, Native American resistance and financial issues with the settlers forced him to relocate east into present day West Virginia. After serving in local politics, he moved to Missouri, where he continued his trade of being a woodsman until he died.