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".


  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.

  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.

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