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1    Lincoln Suite
2    Hoosier Suite
3    William Henry Harrison
        Presidential Suite

4    Gen. John Hunt Morgan

5    Walter Gresham Room
6    Squire Boone Room
7    Governor's Suite
8    Sallie Kintner
        Honeymoon Suite

9    Dennis Pennington Room
10  Schoolmaster's Room
11  Joe Zimmerman Room
14  Innkeeper's Room
15  Spier Spencer Room
16  Drummer's Room

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Squire Boone Room
Room #12 -- $119-$139

BEDS - Rope, Pencil Post Cherry Wood (reproductions) with hand crocheted coverlet
BRASS BED WARMER - Holds hot coals to warm bed
CHEST - Birdseye Maple, circa 1800 from Rowe Estate, Corydon, IN
ARMOIRE - Walnut 7' tall - Used in "old days" as a closet
PICTURE - Squire Boone Mill
GAME TABLE - Inlaid Star Pattern

     Of the early pioneers in Southern Indiana, the most well remembered was Squire Boone, the brother of Daniel Boone. The Boone family were natives of Pennsylvania, but moved to North Carolina in 1750 when Squire was about six years old. At the age of sixteen, young Squire was sent back to Pennsylvania to learn the gunsmith trade. On his return to North Carolina, he married Jane VanCleve and subsequently produced four sons and one daughter.
           Like Daniel, Squire was a noted hunter, explorer, trail blazer, and Indian fighter. In November, 1769, Squire and another frontiersman, John Stuart, followed the famous Warrior's Path through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky in search of Daniel, who was on an exploring journey. The two Boones met and were immediately engaged in a fight with a band of Indians. John Stuart was killed, but the Boone brothers escaped and returned to their families.
           Early in 1776, Squire and his family joined his brother Daniel and other settlers in Kentucky. Squire, who was an ordained Baptist minister, performed the first marriage ceremony in Kentucky. Also, his youngest son Enoch was the first white male child born in Kentucky. During his twenty-eight years in Kentucky, Squire Boone took an active part in the defense of the area settlements against Indian raids. Several times he was wounded during the attacks. He was a well respected man and participated in many hunting and exploring expeditions in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
           In 1804, Squire Boone moved his family to present day Harrison County, Indiana. On a previous hunting trip, he had discovered a small cave near Buck Creek where he had hidden from hostile Indians during an attack. He remembered the cave and spring, and that particular section of land became the Boone's new Indiana home. Squire and his sons cleared the land for farming, built a large log cabin, and near the spring, built the first grist mill in Harrison County.
           As the old pioneer entered his twilight years, he called his sons together and left instructions for his burial. He requested that they place his body in the small cavern which he had used in escaping the Indian war party. He had already built a large walnut coffin for his remains, and when he died in August of 1815, at the age of 71, his sons buried him as he requested. A huge stone was placed over the entrance of the small cave and his remains lay undisturbed for many years. Eventually, relic hunters began removing parts of the coffin and even some bones of the old pioneer. Finally, the remaining bones were removed by Squire Boone's relatives to a secret burial place in the Bluegrass State.
           As for the Boone farm along Buck Creek, progress eluded the area, and it is once again a primitive, peaceful valley with very few residences where the grist mill used to grind corn for the early pioneers of Harrison County. Boone's Mill and Village have been authentically restored in recent years.