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Great-Grands Surprise "Nandaddy"

Happy 80th birthday Nandaddy! Bobby Bland celebrated his birthday with a surprise visit from his 3 great grandchildren, Colton, Chance and Katelyn Henry who live in Tulsa, OK with parents Michael and Ashley. Michael is the son of Mike and Vicky Bland Henry also of Tulsa. (Bobby is a charter associate member of the Direct Descendants and kin of David Crockett)

DAVY CROCKETT DAYS PICTURES

Click here for pictures from David Crockett State Park's Davy Crockett Days.
Christmas at Davy Crockett Birthplace
State Park


Tim Massey has provided us with pictures from Christmas at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park.  Click here to see the pictures.
REUNION ATTENDEES STAY BUSY
Pictures updated - 07/20/14 - click the link
  More pictures are posted at this link.

Here the group poses at Discovery Park of America
DAVY'S 228TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
AT CROCKETT TAVERN MUSEUM


Reenactors and volunteers show off their best period dress at the celebration of Davy Crockett's 228th birthday at the Crockett Tavern Museum in Morristown on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.  Many of the reenactors are a part of a local homeschool unit that helped with activities and demonstrations throughout the day.  Click here for more pictures from the event.

NEW
CROCKETT TAVERN MUSEUM SIGN

Pictured above is the new sign and walkway at the Crockett Tavern Museum. 
The sign is the result of the Eagle project of Eagle Scout candidate David Maynard.  Beautiful job David! 
GO AHEAD NEWSLETTER CHANGES EDITORS

From the August, 2014 issue of Go Ahead:
Longtime Go-Ahead editor Ray Oden has decided  to pass the torch to a new editor. Tim Massey has been chosen to follow Oden.

We want to thank Ray for his tireless work in bringing a great newsletter to our members. Ray will be missed!

Unveiled!!  Our beautiful 2014 T-shirt design!!!
Don't be left out - be sure you sign up and get one!

The newest "Windows To The Past" mural, depicting legendary pioneer David Crockett, has been installed next to the Capitol Theater on Main Street in Greeneville, Tennessee. Gathered here to view the artwork were, from left, Greene County Heritage Trust President Jim Mays, Heritage Trust Mural Committee member Andrea "Andy" Daniels, mural artist Joe Kilday, building co-owner Patty Solomon, Mural Committee members Linnie Greene and Becky Yonz, and Tim Massey, president of the Pioneer Friends of David Crockett Birthplace State Park, and a Crockett Descendant who sometimes portrays Crockett at special events. A formal dedication of the mural will be June 7, 2014 with storytelling and a downtown antique fair with entertainment, topped off by the showing of Disney's King of the Wild Frontier. Fess Parker appeared here at the original showing in 1955. Massey will again share some of Crockett's wit with the attendees.  Click here for Mural image.
HISTORIC HAPPENING
Crockett Cabin and Museum to be on the History Channel!!!



On the front porch of the David Crockett Cabin in Rutherford, Tennessee, Joy Bland was interviewed by Scott Wolter for a future new History Channel documentary.  "I learned a lot about film making in those few hours.  Itís hard to repeat the repeat!  As usual I had a great time and Scott was a delightful interviewer.
Joe and Sue Bone were gracious hosts as they always are.  No one realizes the work they do without any thanks.  They keep Davidís cabin open to all and Joe is an endless source of local Crockett history.jnb



LIVING HISTORY DAY at CROCKETT TAVERN

These home school students studied about colonial living all during the fall and winter and on April 26, 2013 they held a living history day at the Crockett Tavern and Museum.  They certainly look as though they had just walked out of Davy and Polly's front door.
2012 Reunion - Group at Crockett Homeplace, Rutherford, TN

Reunion 2012 was held at Paris Landing State Park, TN for the first time since 1992. Members from TN, LA, OK, TX, AR, MO, NC, and MA attended this 16th reunion.  A day-long bus tour on Friday took attendees to a variety of places in the area in including the Crockett Homeplace, the Henry County Heritage Center, and the Paris City Cemetery.

For Reunion 2012 pictures click here and see the Facebook link at right above.
CROCKETT TAVERN CELEBRATES LEGEND'S 226TH
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012


Donnie Coldiron, center, presents Sally Baker, right, with likeness of Crockett he created from a variety of wood species.  Accompanying him are grandson Colston Kapnick, granddaughter Zada Drinnon and Davy Crockett re-enactor Jim Claborn, left.
Davy Crockett Days in Rutherford, Oct. 7-13, 2012

For more pictures and schedule of events click here.
Celebrities!

Sally Baker and Jim Claborn were Grand Marshalls in the Morristown Christmas Parade!!  The theme was "Appalachian Christmas" and the two were honored for their longtime historic and preservation efforts.  A well deserved honor indeed!