Gone, now, are the icons of my youth

Fess Parker has died. I remember wanting a coon-skin cap when I was a young boy. I never did get one. The other early American history television show I remember watching was Swamp Fox. About all I can remember about it now is that it was in black-and-white and had a lot of trees in it.

The death of Mr. Parker, who played Davy Crockett in his most memorable role, does bring about the timely opportunity to point out this event in Davy Crockett’s career, though. Would that more of our legislators understood this.

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