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Davy Crockett's historic rifle to go on display at state park

LIMESTONE, Tenn. (WATE) - Davy Crockett's historic rifle will be on display later this week near his original East Tennessee home.

Crockett took his rifle, named Betsy, with him almost everywhere he went. He was 17-years-old when he bought the gun back in 1803. Crockett traded it three years later along with labor to a neighbor for a "courting horse." 

He later sold the gun to James Mccuistion, whose descendants still own it today.

It will be on display this Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at David Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone, which is in Washington County. It'll be on display as a special Crockett Day's kickoff celebration.

Crockett was a famous East Tennessee frontiersman. He served as a local legislator and was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Crockett is perhaps best known for his heroics at the Battle of the Alamo where he was killed. 


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