Video: Crockett camp has cannons, rubber band guns and frontier lifestyle

Cleaning the cannon
Campers at the Davy Crockett camp cleaned out a cannon and learned to load it in July, 2015.
Nikki Tundel | MPR News

Davy Crockett — frontiersman, soldier, self-promoter — is the inspiration for a Minneapolis summer camp.

Clad in coonskin caps, preteen participants at Historic Fort Snelling's Davy Crockett Camp step into the life and times of the 19th-century American folk hero.

Nikki Tundel spent time with the camper-frontiersmen.

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