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Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail - One of the nation's most historic routes, the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 from Long Island of the Holston at what is now Kingsport, TN, through the Cumberland Gap of Virginia and into Kentucky. It would become the route for hundreds of thousands of settlers of the western frontier.

Kingston Pike - Kingston Pike (part of U.S. Route 70; also designated but unsigned as Tennessee State Route 1) is a highway in Knox County, Tennessee, that was the primary route from downtown Knoxville, formerly James White's Fort, to the western edge of Knox County before Interstate 40 was constructed in the 1960s. The highway is a primary east–west county artery, cutting through affluent and commercial portions of west Knox County.

 
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