Happy Birthday Davy!

David “Davy” Crockett is one of America’s best-known folk heroes, immortalized as “King of the Wild Frontier.” He was a hunter, fighter, statesman, and storyteller. Crockett reached legendary status in his own lifetime, having been turned into a mythical character like Paul Bunyan. Crockett himself excelled at the “backwoods brag,” a type of country exaggeration; and he told many a “tall tale,” a popular type of humor on the American frontier. Davy was born in Tennessee on August 17, 1786. Read about his life and times at http://www.famoushomeschoolers.net/bio_davy-crockett.html

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