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CCampsite on Nolichucky RiverWe spend the night at a campsite overlooking the Nolichucky River right downstream (as in walking distance) from where Davy Crockett grew up.

In the morning we visit his birthplace site, and the small museum next to it.  And it can’t be helped, I’m singing or humming Disney’s,”Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier” the rest of the day, and picturing Fess Parker, although I know better. Davy Crockett’s still one of those larger than life American folk heroes to me.  We’ve visited where he died on previous trips (Remember the Alamo!)  so it feels kind of comforting to see where he was born and hopefully spent simpler, happy boyhood days.

Davy Crockett's Birthplace Cabin

Davy Crockett’s Birthplace Cabin

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