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  • Monument Name

    Arrowhead Monument to Daniel Boone, Winston-Salem

  • Type

    Sculpture

  • Subjects

    Historic Civic Figures

    Geography

    Industry

  • City

    Winston-Salem

  • County

    Forsyth

  • Description

    A memorial to pioneer and trail maker Daniel Boone stands at Summit Street in Winston-Salem. The monument is a large granite arrowhead; in the center of the arrowhead is a bronze plaque with a bas-relief image of Boone, seated with his gun and accompanied by his dog. It memorializes Daniel Boone as well as those who contributed to and used the westward trails from the 1750s onward.

    Images: Daniel Boone with gun and dog | Map of the Boone Trail and inscription

  • Inscription

    BOONE TRAIL HIGHWAY / [Picture depiction of Daniel Boone with gun and dog to right] / DANIEL BOONE

    IN MEMORY OF TRAIL MAKER / HUNTER AND PIONEER / DANIEL BOONE / WHO HUNTED, FISHED AND FOUGHT / IN THE STREAMS AND FORESTS OF / THIS AND ADJOINING COUNTIES DURING / THE MIDDLE OF THE 18TH CENTURY

    THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY / THE BOONE TRAIL HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION / COMMITTEE / R. H. HANES / C. T. MICKEY / W. A. BLAIR / T. B. PINDER / O. B. EATON / J. H. RICH / R. S. GALLOWAY

  • Custodian

    Boone Trail Highway and Memorial Association

  • Dedication Date

    October 29, 1927

  • Decade

    1920s

  • Geographic Coordinates

    36.101250 , -80.261020 View in Geobrowsemap pin

  • Series

    Arrowhead Monument to Daniel Boone

  • Supporting Sources

      "Daniel Boone Trail," Winston-Salem in Forsyth County, North Carolina, The Historical Marker Database, HMdb.org, (accessed June 20, 2012) Link

      "Daniel Boone," Wikipedia, (accessed June 20, 2012) Link

      "J. Hampton Rich," from the "Images of North Carolina" digital collection, Davie County Public Library, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

      "J. Hampton Rich," from the "Images of North Carolina" digital collection, Davie County Public Library, (accessed January 21, 2014) Link

      "Monument to a Hero Stands in Winston-Salem," Winston-Salem Journal Online, (accessed June 20, 2012) Link

      Folder 5 in Alfred M. Waddell Papers, #743, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, see scans 13-14 Link

      Van Noppen, Ina W. 1979. "Boone, Daniel," NCpedia.org, (accessed January 10, 2014) Link

  • Public Site

    Yes

  • Materials & Techniques

    Granite arrowhead, bronze plaque

  • Sponsors

    Boone Trail Highway and Memorial Association

  • Monument Dedication and Unveiling

    Preceding the monument dedication, the Boy Scouts held a field event in Hanes Park and took part in a variety of competitive activities, including first aid and fire building. Troop 11 from the Children's Home won the competition. When the monument was dedicated, two Wiley School students spoke on the life of Daniel Boone. A group of students carried flaming torches to illuminate the evening ceremony.

  • Subject Notes

    Daniel Boone, a folk hero, is most famous for his exploration and settlement of Kentucky, having traversed through North Carolina and Tennessee in order to found the village of Boonesborough. He blazed the Wilderness Trail through the Cumberland Gap; the trail was used for more than fifty years to reach Kentucky. An organization by the name of the Sons of Daniel Boone was the precursor to the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Landscape

    The monument stands in the triangular island where Reynolda Road becomes West End Boulevard at the east end of Hanes Park.

  • Post Dedication Use

    Daniel Boone’s birthday is periodically celebrated by the local Boy Scouts.

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