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Daniel Boone

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Along the Great Kanawha River, Daniel Boone, noted frontiersman, lived from about 1788 to 1795. Boone was a member of the Virginia Assembly from Kanawha County in 1791 and Lieutent Colonel of Virginia militia during Indian wars.

Boone first settled near present-day Point Pleasant, and in 1791 he moved near the site of present-day Charleston, building a log cabin located just across the Kanawha River from "The Great Buffalo Lick" where bison, elks and other animals made their way in vast numbers to the salt lick, located near the mouth of Campbells Creek. A extensive salt manufacturing industry developed along the area of the salt lick during the early 1800's, later known as the Kanawha Salines.