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David Crockett's Life And Work

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David Crockett was a man many people have come to know. He was a frontiersman, a politician, and a hard fighting soldier. The man will always be remembered as the greatest Outdoorsman to ever walk the face of the Earth, but what else did David do? David Crockett was born on August 17, 1786. Crockett was born and raised in Greene County, Tennessee. By the time he was 8, David was already shooting a rifle with great accuracy. Davy was 12 when his dad hired him out to a man named Jacob Siler for help on a cow drive. After the job was done, Siler tried to detain David by force, but Crockett escaped by walking 7 miles in 2 hours through knee-deep snow. Although David was already 12, his dad insisted David attend school. David skipped school constantly
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