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Davy Crockett

Aug 17 2011

King of the Wild Frontier

by Joseph M

Today marks the birth of Davy Crockett, one of the more iconic figures of the American frontier. When I was a kid, he was one of my favorite folk-heroes, and I have vague but fond memories of watching the TV miniseries. Growing up in San Antonio I had plenty of occasions to visit the Alamo, where Crockett died in battle, and I was the proud owner of a faux coonskin cap purchased at the giftshop there.

DCPL has a wealth of resources to help you explore the life and legends of Davy Crockett, including books for both children and adults. Try searching with his name in the catalog, or take a look at his entry on Biography in Context, one of our Reference Databases, which you can access with your library card.