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East Tennessee Historical Society – Davy Crockett’s Rifle: Virtual Visit with Joe Swann

If you would like to know more about Davy Crockett’s rifle in the Museum of East Tennessee History, join us for a “virtual visit” with Joe Swann, airing tomorrow, July 9, at 1 p.m. Swann, the owner of the rifle, which has been passed… Continue Reading “East Tennessee Historical Society – Davy Crockett’s Rifle: Virtual Visit with Joe Swann”

The Peculiar Cap: Tale of the Coonskin

It now stands alone as the quintessential icon of the American frontier, yet very few can say for certain where or how the ubiquitous coonskin cap actually originated so that it would become such a prominent symbol of our pioneer heritage.

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