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Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 were the annual birthday celebration for David Crockett at the Crockett Birthplace state park. The East Tennessee Historical Society brought Crockett's first rifle, "Betsy," up for the event on Saturday. This is not a replica or something people just call Betsy, this is actually David Crockett's original rifle he had to sell to get a horse to begin his life with Polly Finley. The rifle changed hands between families only one more time, and has remained with descendants of the 3rd family for two centuries.

Betsy is on permanent display at the East TN Historical Society's Museum of E. Tennessee History in downtown Knoxville.

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Dan MacDonald

David Crockett's first rifle, "Betsy."