Lead: In 1734 Daniel Boone, perhaps the most well known American pioneer, was born near present day Reading, Pennsylvania. He was the sixth of eleven children.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: The Boone family were hard-working Quaker farmers. Daniel grew up learning to hunt, trap and survive on the land – skills that would make him a consummate survivor on the American frontier. Like most pioneer children, he did not attend school but was taught to read and write by a family member, in his case, an aunt. When Daniel was about sixteen, the Boones sold their farm in Pennsylvania and resettled in the Yadkin River Valley of North Carolina, a journey that took the family over a year.