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In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett
     

In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett

by Randell Jones
 

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<i>In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett</i> shares the fascinating life of America’s favorite frontier hero by taking you to 49 sites in 10 states plus the District of Columbia where Crockett’s adventures are commemorated. He ran away from home, fought renegade Indians, hunted bears, campaigned for office, served in Congress, and died a hero in

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<i>In the Footsteps of Davy Crockett</i> shares the fascinating life of America’s favorite frontier hero by taking you to 49 sites in 10 states plus the District of Columbia where Crockett’s adventures are commemorated. He ran away from home, fought renegade Indians, hunted bears, campaigned for office, served in Congress, and died a hero in Texas. This book reveals a man who was even more interesting—and certainly more complex—than the myth surrounding him.

In Baltimore, you can visit the waterfront where the young Crockett tried to sail for England as a cabin boy.

Around Reelfoot Lake, you can see the country where he killed 105 bears in one season.

In Memphis, you’ll see where he arrived in town stark naked following a barge wreck on the Mississippi.

Around east-central Alabama, you can find the markers describing a massacre of Indians by Crockett and soldiers.

In Philadelphia, you’ll see where he railed against President Andrew Jackson while promoting the sale of his own autobiography.

Throughout east Texas, you’ll visit the places along his route to the Alamo.

Crockett was born poor, had little education, and was labeled a buffoon by some. Yet he is revered today as a unique hero of the American frontier. This book tells his story at the very places where he lived and breathed.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016251806
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
02/08/2013
Series:
In the Footsteps Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
254
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Randell Jones is an author and storyteller. He is past president of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, founded in the mid-1970s to promote national recognition for the Overmountain Men of 1780 whose two-week campaign across the Appalachians in pursuit of British Major Patrick Ferguson resulted in the Battle of Kings Mountain, a Patriot victory regarded by many historians as the turning point in the American Revolution.

He lives in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill. His ancestors lived in East Tennessee during the time David Crockett was there.

Randell speaks to groups of varying size on topics related to American heritage. In April 2006, he was the luncheon speaker for the annual convention of NC chapters, Sons of the American Revolution. If you would like him to speak to your group, please contact him at .

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