Friday, June 22, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Daniel Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement of what is now the U.S. state of Kentucky, which was then beyond the western borders of the Thirteen Colonies. Despite resistance from American Indians, for whom Kentucky was a traditional hunting ground, in 1775 Boone blazed the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and into Kentucky. There he founded Boonesborough, one of the first English-speaking settlements beyond the Appalachian Mountains.
After his father's death in 1765, Boone traveled with his brother and a group of men to Florida, which had become British territory after the end of the war, to look into the possibility of settling there. But Rebecca refused to move so far away from friends and family. The Boones instead moved to a more remote area of the Yadkin Valley, and Boone began to hunt westward into the Blue Ridge Mountains.
During certain years, Boone supported his growing family as a hunter, taking part in extended expeditions with other men into the wilderness to gather deer skins in the autumn, and then trapping beaver and otter over the winter. They were gone for weeks or months at a time. Upon their return in the spring they would sell their products to commercial fur traders.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that one has to say.
For it isn’t your father, or mother, or wife
Whose judgment upon you must pass
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
That's the one to please – never mind all the rest
For that person's with you, clear to the end
And you’ve passed your most difficult, dangerous test
If the one in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get pats on the back as you pass
But your final reward will be heartache and tears
If you’ve cheated the one in the glass.
adapted from Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr. circa 1934
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Davy addresses Congress about taking Indian lands
Davy fights Chief Redstick, but later they become friends.
Davy and Old Betsy
Kilt him a bear when he was only 3.
Davy Crockett is a five-part serial which aired on ABC from 1954–1955 in one-hour episodes, on the Disneyland series.
The series stars Fess Parker as real-life frontiersman Davy Crockett and Buddy Ebsen as his friend, George Russel.
The first episode aired December 15, 1954 with the final airing on December 14, 1955 on the ABC network.
A promotional poster for the Davy Crockett show
Fess Parker was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and raised on a farm in Tom Green County near San Angelo. His father, a tax assessor, had the same first name which had been given to him in honor of the educator and politician Simeon D. Fess. The middle name "Elisha" was chosen by the future actor himself, when he was a teenager (around 1937), because it sounded rhythmic and matched his middle initial. Source: Wikipedia