A Look Back

Smoke pours from the chimney of the David Crockett Birthplace State Park cabin that represents how the first dwelling of Davy Crockett’s family might have looked. Wearing buckskins and in front of the cabin, interpreter Fred Bloom speaks to park visitors who dropped by on Saturday to get a look at life as it once was on the East Tennessee frontier. According to Bloom, the type of cabin here is comparable to shelter a frontiersman might put up quickly to provide housing while a better cabin was built. Bloom sometimes spends nights in the cabin here to help maintain his feel for how frontier conditions actually felt for those who lived them in the late 1700s. David “Davy” Crockett was born in 1786 in Greene County.

A Look Back