Announcing Publication of a New Book:


Rich Man:  Daniel Boone



Joseph Hampton Rich (1874-1949) spent 25 years erecting
monuments all across America to Daniel Boone



This is his story.


Researched by...

Everett G. Marshall has three college-level degrees spanning the disciplines of Engineering to Theology.  This text is the result of six years he and his colleagues spent visiting libraries, museums, colleges and courthouses in North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and elsewhere.  The accumulated research is reported in Rich Man: Daniel Boone.

The author with two Boone tablets
North Wilkesboro, NC Monument
The research found some very interesting facts...

Mr. Rich was a Good Roads advocate.  He conceived the union of 18th-century Daniel Boone, and his success as a Trail-Blazer, to the early 20th-century need for highway improvements.  So beginning in western North Carolina, and eventually spreading across the nation, Mr. Rich built several hundred monuments marking a Boone Memorial Highway stretching from the Atlantic to Pacific coasts with a cross-link from Detroit to Jacksonville.

Incorporating metal from the Battleship Maine in each tablet, and dedicating each monument with patriotic fervor, Mr. Rich's work was established as unique, significant and memorable.

The book's 13 chapters report on the five main goals of the Boone Trail Highway and Memorial Association that was managed by Mr. Rich.  An additional section of the book, Rich Man: Daniel Boone, is devoted to an inventory of the 135 known original sites of Mr. Rich's monuments, complete with historical reference citations.  Mr. Rich reported in this Association newsletter, The Boone Trail Herald, that 358 tablets were placed; some newspaper accounts make the number over 400.

The book, Rich Man: Daniel Boone, has over 300 pages, complete with footnote documentation.  It is filled with historic and contemporary photos (the monuments, important personnel, and related subjects), some in color.  It is a valuable reference work for the subjects of Daniel Boone, the Good Roads Movement (highways in general, Memorial Highways in particular), the life of Joseph Hampton Rich, the Battleship Maine memorials, the artist Alonzo Chappel, and the early history of the Boy Scouts of America.

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