Friday, July 24, 2009

David Crockett

No look at Texas would be complete without a portrait of Davy Crockett. Crockett was the famed Tennessee congressman who fought and died for Texas Independence at the Alamo. Perhaps one of Texas' greatest heroes.

What I like most about Davy Crockett is the manner in which he announced his exit from politics. He told his constituents, "You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas".

3 comments:

  1. This looks like a painting. And where's his coonskin cap?

    When I wa a kid in the '50s, every litte boy wore one.

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  2. Yes, this is not the look I visualize when I hear the name David Crockett. But it's good to see another side of him.

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  3. Jules he actually wanted to be called David instead of Davy. He hated being called Davy.

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