Sunday, April 18, 2010

Daniel Boone was a man . . .

Yes, a big man, with an eye like an eagle and as tall as a mountain was he.

Who remembers that song and television series? I think probably a great many of you. I love that show. And a cute tow-headed boy named Darby Hinton played Daniel's son Israel.

Darby is all grown up now with a family of his own and is bringing history alive once again with his own reality series called Hinton's Living History.

I don't have satellite or cable television, so I have never seen the show, but its premise is something close to my heart. Check out his website and also his introductory video. It looks great.
Me at the reconstructed Fort Boonesborough in Kentucky (It's up the hill from the original site, which is on the river's edge and possibly under water.)

 UPDATE: I just checked (5/2013) the above links and they no longer work. I can't find his website anymore, but you can still see the videos on youtube by doing a search there.


Greta Koehl said...

Wow, this brings back memories - and I do remember Darby Hinton, too.

Leslie Ann Ballou said...

I would love to see that show! Thanks so much for letting us know about Darby and his living history!