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Current Event November 20, 2013

The Legend of Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett lives in the American imagination as a legendary frontiersman and defender of the Alamo. Crockett lived an extraordinary life in the 1830s, but became even more famous in the 1950s when Walt Disney chose Davy Crockett as a character for his new theme park, Disneyland. From the coonskin cap to his death at the Alamo, this story analyzes the reality behind the myth of Davy Crockett’s life.

Literature US History I Westward Expansion

Story Length: 4:47

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 03/02/2013

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