Tom Eblen

September 15, 2012

Tom Eblen: Archaeologist in search of 'messy' history at Fort Boonesborough

A University of Kentucky archaeologist doing the first major exploration of Fort Boonesborough in 25 years wasn't just looking for 18th century artifacts. Nancy O'Malley, an expert on Kentucky pioneer settlements, was specifically searching for evidence of the most famous event that occurred there: a nine-day siege 234 years ago this week in which Daniel Boone and a small group of pioneers repelled an attack by several hundred Native Americans.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.