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Davy Crockett, politician – Part 1

 


An old folk song praises “Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier.” Part of the song relates the oft-told story about him killing a bear when he was three years old.

Thus, Davy Crockett is a part of folk legend in the United States. His status in that regard was enhanced by the manner of his death.

As most people interested in U.S. history know, Crockett died in 1836 at the Alamo mission in San Antonio, Texas, during the war for Texas independence.

The above-mentioned song also relates how Crockett was “born on a mountaintop in Tennessee.” He was just one of many people from that s...



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