A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

David Crockett Spring


Crockett, Texas

The site where Davy and the boys quenched their thirst on the way to the Alamo.

I have seen so many of these sites where they say so and so did such and such long long ago.
I have become skeptical on some of these claims.  How do they know?  There were no witnesses, no written documentation and of course no photographic evidence.  I think a lot is pure speculation. 
Still in this case, this was the road to San Antonio, Texas and everyone who traveled through here must have stopped to drink and rest so why not the Tennessee boys?
Notice Texas trying to claim David Crockett was a Texan.

I just hope the drinking fountain worked when Davy tried it because it didn’t work for me.

Here is a swamp cat tromping through water two to three inches deep.


  1. Love the swamp cat...good for her! Yep, Texans will appropriate anything they can. That's why they are so full of hot air a lot of the time!

    1. Dem sounds like fightin werds. Meet me at the saloon at noon for a quick draw gun fight.

  2. I didn't know he was from Tennessee. I just bought a biography to learn more. He seems like quite a character.

    1. I guess you never saw Davy Crockett with Fess Parker on TV (Disneyland).

      Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
      Greenest state in the land of the free
      Raised in the woods so he knew ev'ry tree
      Kilt him a be 'are when he was only three
      Davy, Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier

      Now you will tell me after reading your book that everything I believed as a little boy wearing my coonskin cap isn’t true. Please don’t.

    2. I do remember watching that show, now that you mention it.

  3. I've come across similar over here

  4. The only thing I know about Davy Crockett is the song, and I didn't ever see the TV show you mentioned as I grew up in England and we didn't have a TV.


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