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Curtis Penix, left, and Givan Fox, hiked last Thursday on a road in Laurel County along the historic route of Boone Trace, the 200-mile path Daniel Boone and his crew blazed through the Cumberland Gap to Central Kentucky in March 1775. Penix’s 5th-great-grandfather, Joshua Penix, took the path to Fort Boonesborough in 1779. The men are working with Friends of Boone Trace, a non-profit group that hopes to re-establish much of the long-forgotten route as a recreational trail. Photo by Tom Eblen | teblen@herald-leader.com



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