David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet, "King of the Wild Frontier". He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo.
Davy Crockett's Birthplace has been preserved by the State of Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as an historic site within the state park system. The site consists of 105 partially wooded acres of land along the Nolichucky River in Greene County, Tennessee. Learn more about Crockett’s intriguing composite of history and folklore at the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History.
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2010 In Memoriam Fess Parker, March 18, age 85: Nobody looked better in fringed buckskin than Fess Parker, who played the rugged outdoorsman in the film "Old Yeller" and in the TV series "Davy Crockett," "Death Valley Days" and his star-making role in "Daniel Boone." After he retired from acting, Parker founded a well-regarded winery, Fess Parker Winery, in Los Olivos, Calif., which offers not only wine by the bottle or case, but coonskin hats in honor of the roles Parker made his name…