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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 6, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011.
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Columbia a parking lot for derelict ships?

Columbia a parking lot for derelict ships?

PORTLAND, Wash., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- An environmentalist says a leaking barge docked near Vancouver, Wash., is only one of the "floating toxic waste dumps" moored in the Columbia River.
Actor Fess Parker dead at 85

Actor Fess Parker dead at 85

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- Fess Parker, a U.S. actor famous for his roles in adventure movies and TV shows, has died of natural causes, The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday. He was 85.

Woman ordered to give up Crockett document

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- A Florida woman says she inherited the original of Davy Crockett's marriage license application and does not want to give it to a Tennessee county.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007.
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Experts: Crockett letter too neat

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Texas has offered $550,000 for a letter supposedly written by Davy Crockett, even though some experts doubt its authenticity.
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David "Davy" Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a celebrated 19th century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier”. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives, served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle of the Alamo.

Crockett grew up in East Tennessee, where he gained a reputation for hunting and storytelling. After being elected to the rank of colonel in the militia of Lawrence County, Tennessee, he was elected to the Tennessee state legislature in 1821. In 1826, Crockett was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Crockett vehemently opposed many of the policies of President Andrew Jackson, most notably the Indian Removal Act. Crockett's opposition to Jackson's policies led to his defeat in the 1834 elections, prompting his angry departure to Texas shortly thereafter. In early 1836, Crockett took part in the Texas Revolution and was killed at the Battle of the Alamo in March.

Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with brazen acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, and he became one of the best-known American folk heroes.

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