Weird History: Special Edition II
Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
Davy Crockett, according to history fought the Creek Indians, served in Congress, and eventually ended up at the Alamo, for what is thought to be for all intensive purposes, died at the infamous, Battle of the Alamo, along with other notables names such as William Barret Travis, Jim Bowie, and Almeron Dickenson.
Actors such as Allan Sears (was the first silent film version titled Martyrs of the Alamo, 1915), Layne Chandler (Heroes of the Alamo … a talkie from 1937), Arthur Hunnicutt (The Last Command – 1955) Fess Parker (King of the Wild Frontier – 1955), John Wayne (The Alamo – 1960), Brian Keith (The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory - 1987), Merrill Connally (The Price of Freedom – 1988) and Billy Bob Thornton (The Alamo – 2004). All these actors portrayed Davy Crockett.
Crockett’s history is filled with fact, legend, and myth. One question has come up in recent years—Did Davy Crockett die at the Alamo. According to what we have read, seen in films, read in books, the answer should be a resounding yes. However, there have been some interesting new findings that seem to suggest that Crockett escaped death at the hands of General Antonio de Lopez Santa Anna.
It hadn’t been too long ago that historians found a somewhat important link to Crockett, that he may have been a Free-Mason, and interestingly enough, many of the Mexicans under Santa Anna were also Free-Masons. Did this alone save his life?
Other, somewhat speculative evidence has shown the possibility Crockett did survive and lived out his final days in Alabama. I cannot say the evidence is overwhelming, but it is mighty close to that in my way of thinking, but don’t take my word on this.
So I ask you to be the judge after watching this video. Run time: 43 minutes.