Boone's Lick Road - Taylors Tavern (1816) - Warren County, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member gparkes
N 38° 48.114 W 091° 03.396
15S E 668757 N 4296587
Taylors Tavern marker along the historic Boone's Lick Road.
Waymark Code: WM5T7K
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 02/09/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 19

The marker states:

Taylors Tavern (1816)
Marked by the
Daughters of the
American Revolution
and the
State of Missouri

In the early days, near the border of Warrenton, Captain Roger Taylor owned a tavern. In 1816, it was the home of Thomas Oden. Roger Taylor was considered to be a very congenial landlord, whose tavern was noted for its wild turkey dinners. This was one of the most important taverns that made a traveler’s journey along the Trail more pleasant.

The trail originated as an old Indian trace. In the 1764, the first part of the trail was expanded by trappers through St. Louis County, Missouri. This part of the trail is known as St. Charles Rock Road. The trail was expanded by brothers Daniel Morgan and Nathanal Boone, sons of famous frontiersman Daniel Boone, as part of gaining access to salt springs near present day New Franklin, Missouri. The complete trail from St. Louis to Franklin, Missouri takes its name from the Boone brothers. In 1821, William Becknell established a trail from Franklin to Santa Fe, Mexico, there by establishing the Santa Fe Trail. The Santa Fe Trail at Kansas City splits off into other major trail such as the California and Oregon Trails. The Boone's Lick trail is the land route to the beginning of the Santa Fe Trail and carried many of those who would settle the west.

History of Mark:
This marker was placed along with 32 others as a series in 1913 by the Daughter's of the American Revolution. The original trail was reported to have markers placed along it every few miles. When the DAR placed these markers, they placed, they were placed where the original markers were along the trail.

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