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Confessions of a coonskin cap kid: R.I.P. Davy Crockett aka Fess Parker, 1924-2010 | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times
The problem for many of us is that we cannot separate Davy and Fess or vice versa. The link to politics here is that Davy actually served time in Congress, 1826-1835, back before the U.S. House of Representatives consisted of two partisan herds. Davy didn't like Jackson's Indian Removal Act of 1830, which was basically a land grab that resulted in the forcible eviction of tens of thousands of Indians from Southern and Eastern lands and their removal to the West. Davy didn't rightly see that as fair, seeing as how the Indians were there first and thought they had a bargain with the U.S. government and all. For his outspoken opposition to the White House Davy was defeated in 1834 and stormed off to Texas to join its Revolution. He died at the Alamo, either swinging an empty Old Betsy at Mexican troops or, according to another version, while enduring later torture. Eighty-eight years later Fess was born in the then-state of Texas and grew up in San Angelo, only 200 miles from the Alamo.
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