Sunday, March 6, 2011

Davy's Last Stand

On this day in 1836, Colonel David Crockett met his fate at the Alamo, cementing his place in the pantheon of great American heroes. Precisely how Davy died is the subject of much debate, and will likely remain so. Here are a few of the many artiistic interpretations of his last moments. The oldest illustrations - the woodcuts - are from early issues of the original Davy Crockett Almanacks.


Charles Gramlich said...

These are all great. I don't ever remember seeing the one where he's kicking the guy in the testicles but that might be the most likely to be accurate! :)

Cap'n Bob said...

I knew you'd do something special for this day. I'm convinced Davy died fighting.

Anonymous said...

to me whats important at the alamo is simply it happened only god knows all events and details of each man that fought and died all things are recorded and are kept in the heavenly registar like moses body was hid by god to prevent idol worship anyway death is the ultimate appointment then judgement must fall history is gods work he alone raises up and puts down for his glory