Walt Disney's Davy Crockett
-King of the Wild Frontier - Alamo battle scene
The only thing worse than ignoring the "Don't Mess with Texas" maxim - Forgetting the Alamo!
My comments follow this very troubling article from the New York Times.
New York Times
Critics Accuse Group of a Serious Texas Sin: Forgetting the Alamo
By James McKinley
December 4, 2010
SAN ANTONIO — For 105 years, a private organization of women descended from Texas pioneers has been taking care of the Alamo with very little oversight by the state.
But in the last year members of the group, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, have found themselves besieged and divided. Dissidents have accused the leaders of caring more about building a $36 million library and theater nearby than about preserving the site’s old church and priest’s quarters, the only buildings remaining at the Spanish mission where at least 189 Texan rebels died fighting the Mexican Army in 1836.
Read the rest of the article at:
U.S.P.S.'s 1995 Texas Statehood Sesquicentennial Stamp And neither have I.
----- Bandera Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 171, Bandera, Texas 78003,
Phone: (830) 796-3045,
Fax: (830) 796-4121,
The Texas Hill Country http://www.tourtexas.com/hill.html
The Portal to Texas History http://texashistory.unt.edu/
Texas State Historical Association http://www.tshaonline.org/
I also highly recommend the Polish Genealogical Society of Texas http://www.pgst.org/
Anyway, in his review, Mitchell has Davy Crockett being from Kentucky instead of Tennessee, even though the first line of the Ballad of Davy Crockett is:
Davy Crockett = Tennessee,
Daniel Boone = Kentucky
But that's a blog post for another time...
BILL HAYES - 'Ballad Of Davy Crockett' - 1956 78rpm