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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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The Crockett Almanac

The Crockett Almanac

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(p.43) The Crockett Almanac
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Writing Appalachia
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Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.003.0007

Almanacs were a staple of American life in the nineteenth century when The Crockett Almanac, sometimes entitled Davy Crockett’s Almanack, was published. Nineteenth-century almanacs contained calendars, moon phases, sunrise and sunset times, important dates, home remedies, and, most famously, weather prognostications. They also included jokes, light verse, and stories. Along with Benjamin Franklin’s ...

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