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William Taylor Barry
William Taylor Barry
served several discontinuous terms in the Kentucky House of Representatives, as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky, as Kentucky Secretary of State, and other state positions, before being named as the first Postmaster General to hold a position in the Cabinet.
David Crockett
David Crockett
Despite having virtually no formal education, "Davy" Crockett was a strong speaker and natural storyteller. He particularly enjoyed telling stories about himself, and was prone to exaggerating his image as an Indian fighter and frontiersman, especially when doing so could earn him "political points."
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
contains the most extensive virgin hardwood and red spruce forests in the United States, as well as some of the oldest mountains on Earth.
Orval Eugene Faubus
Orval Eugene Faubus
was the longest-serving Governor in Arkansas history, a total of six two-year terms. He served during a period of major industrialization in Arkansas' economy, and during the turbulent period of school desegregation in the state.
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