Where Is Davy Crockett's Alamo Diary Sold?


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"On to the Alamo: Colonel Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas" was originally falsely sold as the diary of Davy Crockett, but it was actually written by Richard Penn Smith, a newspaper editor from Philadelphia. As of November 2015, this pseudo-autobiography is available through Amazon.com.

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David Crockett, known widely as Davy Crockett and nicknamed "King of the Wild Frontier," was born on Aug. 17, 1786 in Greene County, Tennessee. The fifth of nine children, Crockett learned to shoot at 8 years old, married at 19 years old, fought in the War of 1812, was elected to the United States Congress three times, and participated in the Texas Revolution. Crockett died at age 49 on March 6, 1836, at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.

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