Happy Birthday to Davy Crockett!

Happy Birthday Davy Crockett — “The King of the Wild Frontier!”  Born August 17, 1786 in eastern Tennessee.

I grew up with Davy Crockett and his adventures as an early influence. My mother repeatedly emphasized a saying attributed to him– “Be always sure you’re right, then go ahead.” We could use more good advice for youngsters today.

Beyond his legendary exploits, one of the most notable things in the real Davy Crockett’s career was his vehement and continued opposition to Andrew Jackson’s policies, most notably the Indian Removal Act which led to the removal of the Cherokee people and others and the infamous “Trail of Tears” death march. It cost him reelection the following term, but he remained firm to his principles.

Davy Crockett was a noted storyteller and spinner of tall tales. Hope he would have liked Little Red Bear’s adventures.  I like to think he would.  Happy Birthday, Davy! 🙂

Davy Crockett, Portrait by William Henry Huddle, 1889

Davy Crockett, Portrait by William Henry Huddle, 1889

Thanks as always for reading and stopping by!  —  Jim (and Red!)

“The Adventures of Little Red Bear” Short Stories on Amazon

David (Davy) Crockett, Portrait by Chester Harding

David (Davy) Crockett, Portrait by Chester Harding

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