The Republicans of the Kentucky Legislature have stripped Daniel Boone's name from the Daniel Boone Parkway and now call it the Hal Rogers Parkway. That's foolish. Hal Rogers is not in the same league as Daniel Boone. The following is a quote from an internet history encyclopedia web site:
"United States History Chronological Periods
America Before the Europeans
Discovery and Exploration 1492-1650
Colonial Era 1650-1765
Boone & Crockett's America
Revolutionary Era 1765-1783
Constitutional Era 1783-1800 Early National Period 1800-1830 The Age of Jackson 1830-1855 The Coming of the War 1850-1860 The Civil War 1860-1865 Reconstruction 1865-1876 The Gilded Age, 1876-1900 20th Century History 1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929, 1930-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999"
I don't see "Hal Rogers' America" listed on there as a significant period of American History. I do see "Boone & Crockett's America". Daniel Boone brought fame to Kentucky. When people think of Daniel Boone, they think of a great explorer--he was a credit to Kentucky. That band of Republicans in Frankfort should never have dumped the name of that great man Daniel Boone off the name of the parkway running through Daniel Boone Country, and should never have put the name of one of their political cronies, and political hacks, on it. Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett will long be remembered, long after Hal Rogers and Bill Frist are forgotten.