Well-Known in the World
If you want to be well-known the best way to do it is to become a Kentucky Colonel. Colonels from Kentucky are the most well-known colonels in the world.
Kentucky Colonel, A Well-Known History
Col. Cassius M. Clay of Kentucky. "As he stood posed there, ready, he was the ideal Kentucky Colonel with all the mannerisms of that element so well pictured in our literature. A fascinating man handsome to look upon, faultlessly dressed, keen, bright and emotional. We could not keep our eyes off as he stood like a waiting orator charged with a volcanic mission."
Townsend, William H., Lincoln and the Bluegrass: Slavery and Civil War in Kentucky, 1955, University of Kentucky Press
A few minutes drive from Lexington over the Newtown Pike, and one is at McGrathiana, home of Colonel Milton Young, that typical ''Kentucky Colonel," who, through open-handed hospitality, has won friends for himself in all parts of the world. As a breeding establishment for thoroughbred horses, McGrathiana is recognized as second to none by the entire turf world. Its broad, well-watered estate, containing over 2,200 acres, is unrivaled in point of location and adaptability for its dominant purpose, and the horses produced there have won fame and fortune for their owner upon almost every race course of America and on the Continent.
Knight, Thomas A.; Greene, Nancy Lewis, Country Estates of the Blue Grass, 1904, Thomas Knight
Theodore Roosevelt, in his "Winning of the West," (1889) quotes from a letter of Daniel Boone regarding honor to "a leading Kentucky colonel" (Col. Robert Patterson of Harrodstown), in which he notifies him that a captive squaw must be returned to her tribe in accordance with an agreement made, and to clear his "promise and obligation."
His stern pride had spoken in the American declaration with indigenous peoples that "all men are born free and equal and entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."