Boonslick Folk Festival at Boone's Lick State Historic Site
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Sept. 1, 2014
Route 187
Boonesboro, MO 65250
Phone: 660-837-3330
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

To educate the public on the life and times of pioneer settlers in the Boonslick area, a variety of crafters give demonstrations of 19th century crafts. The festival includes: period music; tours of the salt springs to explain the importance of salt mining in the early economy; food; children's games; and historical displays highlighting frontier and American Indian life.

Boone's Lick, the site of an early 19th century salt manufacturing industry, lies in the valley of Salt Creek in southwestern Howard County. At this location, several saline springs seep to the surface. Animals such as deer, elk and bison would gather at the springs and literally "lick" the ground to obtain the salt. Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone, sons of famed frontiersman Daniel Boone, began making salt there in 1805.

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    EVENT DATES
    • Inclusive Dates: Sept. 1, 2014
    FOR TRAVELERS WITH DISABILITIES
    • ADA fully compliant
    SMOKING POLICY
    • smoking allowed outdoors only
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    • All ages
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    • service animals welcome
    • pets on leash allowed
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