Thursday, September 12, 2013

Davy Crockett

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks. 
--Davy Crockett (1786-1836) American frontiersman, soldier and politician.

The replica cabin (above) and the small monument (left) are found at the Davy Crockett Birthplace in Limestone, TN. Now a state park, the birthplace occupies over 100 acres along the Nolichucky River in Greene County, TN. A museum and outdoor displays tell the fascinating story of this legendary frontiersman. The fifth of nine children born on the frontier years before Tennessee was a state, Crockett would one day represent Tennessee in Congress and die at the Battle of the Alamo at age 49.  Here's The Ballad of Davy Crockett ... which is pretty much what everyone thinks of when they hear his name.

Click here for a map to the state park.

1 comment:

  1. The Ring-Tailed Roarer of the Western Woods! One of our favorite kids audiobooks is Davy Crockett narrated by Nicholas Cage. Good stuff. You can listen to a sample here, but it's well worth the 10 bucks.


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