We spent a lot of time reading about Daniel Boone (one of the first to cross the Appalachian Mountains and one of the men to create the Wilderness Road) , Johnny Appleseed (who planted apple seeds through out the "West" -- Ohio Valley region) and Davy Crockett (left). We also learned about the Alamo since Davy Crockett died there at almost 50 years of age.
|The Alamo Mission, where the pivotal battle took place during the Texas Revolution. Texas proclaimed its independence from Mexico and drove the Mexicans out, but then the Mexican army marched in to re-claim Texas.|
|We made origami raccoons, in honor of Crockett's coonskin hat! You can't tell in the picture, but the heads pop out a bit and can move. DD went on to make an entire family of raccoons!|
We also hope to see a bit of the Wilderness Road state park (Martin's Station, the last fortified fort for supplies before settlers made their way across the Appalachian mountain) and to make it to Davy Crockett's birthplace cabin in the next couple of weeks. Hooray!