Thanks to the shameless publicity practices of the 19th century, Davy Crockett became internationally famous for things he didn’t do. He was America’s first international celebrity, almost all of it based on what the great Icelandic historian, Snorri Sturlusson, called “lies and loose talk.”
But the things that Crockett did do, which are not famous–for those things he deserves to be admired. He’s one of those rare historical figures whom, the better you know him, the more you like him.
Long live the memory of Davy Crockett!