davycrockettgraveDavid Crockett tried to live down the reputation of his kinsman and namesake of Alamo fame.

This Crockett was in a Cimarron, NM bar—very drunk—when for no reason he shot and killed three Buffalo Soldiers and wounded another on March 24, 1876. He got away with it (claiming he wasn’t responsible because he was drunk), and he became even more uncontrollable. Crockett and a pal hurrahed the town and intimidated everyone there—including the local sheriff.

A posse finally cornered him on September 30.  Davy dared them to shoot him—and they did, then buried him in the local cemetery (see photo).

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