Posted by Gayle on January 27, 1999 at 17:29:15:
In Reply to: Christopher Gist & Simon Kenton posted by Scott on January 24, 1999 at 18:26:28:
: Has anyone here researched Christopher Gist or Simon Kenton?
: How about Dunmore's war?
I realize all my posts are past the point of interest, since I'm having trouble getting as much computer access as I'd like, but I really wanted to post a response to this one. Simon Kenton is one of my favorite long hunter types. And I see all sorts of parallels between his life and that of Cooper's Natty Bumppo- moreso than Daniel Boone as a prototype, by far. Simon Kenton was much more the free spirit type than Boone was and more of the backwoods survival kind, too. I think he was great!
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