Davy Crockett

Davy Crockett

Life at a glance (1786-1836)

pixelated game character in a frontiersman's suit

Davy Crockett, often referred to as the "King of the Wild Frontier," was a legendary American frontiersman, adventurer, and folk hero of the 19th century. Known for his larger-than-life exploits and daring escapades, Crockett's life was a thrilling odyssey through the untamed wilderness of the American frontier. From his days as a skilled woodsman and expert marksman to his service as a soldier in the Texas Revolution, Crockett's adventures were marked by his relentless pursuit of excitement and danger. His exploits in hunting, trapping, and his participation in the Battle of the Alamo only added to his legendary status, making him an enduring symbol of the rugged spirit of the American frontier and the embodiment of adventure.

Daring Deeds Adventure Game

To follow in Davy's footsteps, pick up a Daring Deeds gameboard (Jan. 30–April 1) at any library location, or track your mission status in Beanstack. You can even create a paper "avatar" of Davy to play the game!

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These suggested reads from our collection will help you learn more about Davy and life on the frontier.


Davy Crockett, "King of the Wild Frontier"
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