Daniel Boone, First Dog
Lifelong pet lovers, Governor and First Lady Georganne Wheeler Nixon are the proud owners of a ten-year-old Welsh Springer Spaniel, Daniel Boone. On Jan. 12, 2009, when Governor Nixon took office, Boone moved into the Missouri Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City with the Nixon family and is now a frequent attendee at many tours, dinners, and events. Boone's birthday is April 1.
Daniel Boone, Historical Figure
When Daniel Boone first came to live with the Nixon family in 2003, Mrs. Nixon chose his name based on James Daugherty's 1940 book, Daniel Boone. The book, which won the prestigious Newberry Award the year it was published, depicts the life and times of the famous Missourian, hunter and trapper of the 18th and 19th centuries. The frontiersman Daniel Boone moved to Missouri in 1799 to live with his wife, children and grandchildren in what is now St. Charles County. His son, Daniel Morgan Boone, was later responsible for designing the plan for Jefferson City, which was incorporated in 1825 and became the seat of the General Assembly in 1826. At that time, Jefferson City was home to 31 families, a general store, a hotel and only a few other buildings.
Resources about the frontiersman Daniel Boone, Jefferson City, pets and more:
- Puppies for Parole
- American Library Association Newberry Awards
- Jefferson City History
- Daniel Boone Home
- Daniel Boone Historical Sites
Daniel Boone, First Dog of Missouri
10-year-old Welsh Springer Spaniel
Boone loves to read!