Ken Kamper, a Professional Engineer, has spent the majority of his available time for nearly thirty-five years tracking down the factual history of Daniel Boone. Most likely more time than anyone else ever spent. He has amassed over 1000 book, thousands of files, maps, microfilm, CDs, DVDs, stacks of documents, and anything else that is related to the subject. Along the way he became the initial Historian for the Boone-Duden Historical Society, Historian for the Boone Family Association of California, Resident Historian at the Boone Home near Defiance, Mo, Historian for the Daniel Boone and Frontier Families Research Association, and Historian for the Boone Society. In 2006 he was the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Historic Preservation Award. The latter having a sub-heading, ďThe impact of Daniel Boone and his family on American historyĒ. Ken has found a number of Boone and frontier historic structures and sites, including the stone house of Danielís brother Squire Boone, built ca.1800 in Missouri. He also identified and located Americaís westward expansion migration trail, from Pennsylvania to and through Missouri, including three segments of the trail through Missouri. All has been omitted from our history books. He is currently writing the most complete and accurate book written about the life of Daniel Boone. It will include many important items that were previously overlooked.
Kenís son, Kevin Kamper, is an expert in computer technology, including the fine points of Web site development and presentation. Kevin also has the keen ability to find very important Boone related information through the Internet and other sources, that other researchers have been unable to find. Kevin is the creator of this Web site and the person who keeps it maintained. His health is not ideal. Although he is disabled, he is finally back to a state of health where he is able to use his talents with the Web site.
Kevin took a keen interest in Kenís Boone and frontier history knowledge some twenty years ago, and recognized that a blend of Kenís history knowledge and his own computer abilities could result in an interesting way to share the Boone related history and findings with others, and in particular with students of all ages. Experience with giving Boone history presentations to school students has shown that the students took a quick and serious interest in the exciting history of Daniel Boone, an interest that could very well stimulate further interest in our countryís important early history. Our hope is to continue to stimulate that interest.