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  Davy Crockett cabin
by deecat

Favorite thing: David "Davy" Crockett: is he David or Davy? Well, his real name is "David", but his "Davy name" is used for the legendary figure portrayed in the popular 50s song and the Disney TV show called, "King of the Wild Frontier".

David Crockett was born in a small cabin on the banks of the Noichucky River near a town in eastern Tennessee called Limestone (some call it Limestown!) Crockett also lived in middle Tennessee and finally in western Tennessee (where he was elected to Congress).

But David Crockett died in Texas fighting at the Alamo. Before his death, he was a frontiersman, a military scout in the War of 1812, a judge, a politician, a Congressman from Tennessee, U.S. Representative, an author, and a soldier. He was NOT"born on a mountaintop", nor did he "kill a bear when he was only three"! That was the legendary Davy.

The small cabin where he was born near Limestone has been reproduced and placed in the correct spot overlooking the river. This area is now called Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park.

It's quite typical of a pioneer house with one room and a sleeping loft. It's filled with rough-hewn, homemade furniture.

There's also a Museum of Davy Crockett's memorabilia. And, of course, there is a large recreational park here too. It was not a particular favorite of mine.

Crockett, in my estimation, was a great man but not the "Superman " of fiction.

Fondest memory: I was pleased to learn the truth about David Crockett, but I guess I'm also glad that as a young girl, I believed the story of Davy Crockett.

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  • Updated May 29, 2005
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