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Our Davy Crockett Adventure: Day 2

Day 2: Birth, Boyhood, Betrothal – From Johnson City to Great Smoky Mountain National Park

“Like clockwork” is how we described Day 2. Sometimes ahead, sometimes behind, our imagined itinerary; not always finding what we expected, but also surprisingly satisfied with every encounter. 979 more words

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Our Davy Crockett Adventure: Day 1

Day 1: “Baby won’t you carry me back to Tennessee.” – From New York City to Johnson City, TN

We began planning this family adventure, as we did our last one, on a “snow day.” Schools were closed and all was quiet, which allowed August, Noelle and I to spend some time in front of the fireplace with some of the books from our “to read” pile. 684 more words

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today's birthday: Davy Crockett (1786)

Davy Crockett (1786)

Crockett was a celebrated 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. After serving in the War of 1812, Crockett was elected to the… 59 more words


August 16 in history:

Several “kings” in different fields have connections to August 16th…

This is the day in 1977 that Elvis Presley, “King of Rock and Roll,” died at the Graceland Mansion in Memphis.   142 more words

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Davy Crockett on government largesse

“I want people to be able to get what they need to live: enough food, a place to live, and an education for their children. Government does not provide these as well as private charities and businesses.” 9 more words


Our Davy Crockett Adventure: Born on a Mountain Top in Tennessee

C’mon everyone. Sing along! You know you can.

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee, greenest state in the land of the free 
Raised in the woods so’s he knew ev’ry tree, kilt him a b’ar when he was only three  649 more words

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The (F)airy Realm of Cloudland

It has been both a magical and surreal as well as a long and exhausting day. I spent most of the day in my rain coat but not because it was raining. 399 more words