O Kentucky: The Hunters of Kentucky!
Item 28 of 48 in Exhibit
O Kentucky: The Hunters of Kentucky! / 1836 / Texas Collection Library
This cover illustration is from one of a series of popular almanacs featuring David Crockett, which continued to promote the frontier exploits of the adventurer well after his death at the Alamo. In it Crockett accounts for his going to Texas as follows: "At the last canvass for a Member of Congress, in our district, I told my constituents, if they did not re-elect me, they might go to hell and I'd go to Texas. I was beaten . . . And I am now about to cut out to that country to help give the Mexicans a licking."