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Davy Crockett Days brings 18th century to life

Published On: Aug 17 2014 01:02:46 PM CDT
LIMESTONE, Tenn. -

For those of you who don't know, Davy Crockett's birthday was Saturday, and history buffs and fans of Crockett celebrated Sunday at the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone.

There were about 30 tents with people reenacting what would have happened in the 18th century when Crockett was born.

Doug Ledbetter, a reenactor, says Crockett is Tennessee's "favorite son" and an American hero. "He grew up in Tennessee, for the most part, all his life. He was a famous hunter and a statesman. He was elected to Congress for two terms, and he found with Andrew Jackson against the Indians and the militia," he says.

Crockett was born right on the Nolichucky River near Limestone in 1786.

Visitors at the event could see everything that would have happened while Crockett grew up. There were several demonstrations, along with a shooting  contest.