Yep, I bet you guessed it, the King of the Wild Frontier I am talking about is Davy Crockett. I remember the TV show starring Fess Parker who played Crockett, do you?
The above picture is the way I remember Davy, Fess Parker wasn't the only actor to portray him, there were a few, but the most famous would be John Wayne, the Duke.
I am updating this posting, since Gypsy says she doesn't remember John Wayne as Crockett:
So, the movies gave us memories of Davy Crockett, but I bet if any of you has seen his actual picture, you wouldn't recognize him. He as a lot of things; a woodsman, explorer, Indian fighter, politician, and we all know where he died. . . the Alamo.
Here is an actual picture of Mr. Crockett:
Of course, when I think of Davy Crockett, I see him in buckskins, instead of a fancy suit. Here is another picture of him the way I think of him:
There are a lot of his quotes recorded for history's sake, but the two that I like best are:
"All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife."
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks."
You can find more of these quotes here:
Now, you all try not to get lost in the woods, but rather have a great day what ever you do, you hear?
A reader pointed out that these quotes were from Daniel Boone instead of Davy Crockett. Sorry for the misquotes, my bad!!