Why was Davy Crockett king of the wild frontier?


Davy Crockett, By Painted by A.L. De Rose; engraved by Asher B Durand Public domain

Davy Crockett is one of America's great real-life legends. With a little help from Walt Disney, Crockett experienced a resurgence in popularity more than 100 years after his death. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn if this is fact or fiction.

Topics in this Podcast: 18th century, 19th century, U.S. history, American history, The American West