Daniel Boone or Davy Crockett Real?

I recently had a flashback to my childhood and remembered hearing about Davy Crockett (with the song about him being king of the wild frontier). I never heard about Davy Crockett without a mention of Daniel Boone, but then I realized I had no idea if they were made up folk heros like Paul Bunyan (which reminded me of the John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt song) or if they were real people.

Turns out Crockett and Boone were real, along with Johnny Appleseed, who I always thought was a legend.

You learn something every day.


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  1. So let me get this straight… You just _now_ figured out that Davvy Crockett, Daniel Boone and Johnny Appleseed were real? Or were you remembering back to the day when you found out as a child? Of course, you are correct about Paul Bunyan being fiction, but Babe The Blue Ox, now that’s totally true. I’ve seen him in the Redwood National Forest. Oh, and Babe is no “babe” if you get my meaning. He’s hung like a… Well, like gigantic blue ox! Heeee-yaw!

    Comment by jason on August 7, 2006 @ 1:15 pm
  2. That is correct. I never knew if they were legends in a story or if they were real. I still find the idea of a guy walking around the country planting apple seeds a little far fetched at first glance.

    Thank you for the info on babe ;)

    For what it’s worth, in Spain they feel the need to make bulls (even cute little stuffed bulls in a gift shop) anatomically correct. It can be rather disturbing.

    Comment by dan on August 7, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

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