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Pat’s Progress: A Boone Timeline

June 1, 1934

A direct descendant of the frontiersman Daniel Boone, Charles Eugene Patrick “Pat” Boone is born, to a building contractor and a registered nurse, in Jacksonville, Florida.

1936

The Boone family moves to Nashville, Tennessee.

1947

At the age of 13 croons on a Saturday morning teen-talent radio program, “Youth on Parade,” where he is billed as a young Bing Crosby. Read more »