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were the backbone of westward American expansion in the 18th and 19th centuries, though most of their names have been lost to history. Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett must have had backbones stronger than the rest, as their names stand out to this very day. Often they are paired, like Meriwether Lewis and William Clark or Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It helped (or (1954–55) on ABC-TV’s and then buckskin-clad Boone in 165 episodes of the NBC-TV action-adventure series (1964–70). Yet the real-life Boone was born more than a half-century before Crockett, lived 36 years longer than him and neither met nor corresponded with Davy.

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