Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mar 12: Disney's Daniel Boone

On this day in 1961, the television show Walt Disney Presents aired the episode "Daniel Boone: The Wilderness Road." Already in its 7th year, this was episode number 17 of the 1960-1961 season.
While TV fans may remember Fess Parker in the role of Daniel Boone from a long-running 1960s series (years after playing Disney's Davy Crockett) there was an earlier mini-series on Disney's weekly show that featured Dewey Martin as Daniel Boone.
"Daniel Boone: The Wilderness Road" was the 3rd episode of a 4-part mini-series based on the true-life frontiersman. In this segment, Boone, his family, and a group of settlers are on their way to Kentucky when they are attacked by Indian Chief Crowfeather - an old enemy.

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