Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Last Days of Davy Crockett

I know a lot of you are die-hard alamo buffs, so I thought I'd pass this along.  I just picked up the latest issue of American History magazine (April, 2011), and the cover story is about the myth and the reality of David Crockett and his death at the Alamo.  It's a great article, and the perfect primer for those that don't want to sit through a 400 page book. 

It covers a bit of his political and personal background, his trek to Texas, and what we know of his final 13 days.  It also covers the legend that popped up afterwards, including Fess Parker, John Wayne, and ole' Billy Bob.  It also has a great picture of a 1/48 scale model of the Alamo, which I assume is the one in the small museum right next to the Alamo.  It's an amazing model and presentation if you've never seen it.

1 comment:

Wayne W said...

Are they rearguing the debate over whether David went down fighting or was captured (doesn't mean he surrendered) again?