Monday, April 18, 2011

Another Myth Debunked

Contrary to popular belief, Daniel Boone reportedly did not like coonskin caps.

Davy Crockett did, I guess. Thus the confusion since Fess Parker played both of them.

"Daniel Boone Escorting Settlers Through the Cumberland Gap" by George Caleb Bingham


Wonder Man said...

I grew up believing that

Joy said...

We all did. Wonder why they decided to portray him that way?

Ben Pounds said...

As per Wikipedia (which I don't trust necessarily) it was because they wanted to do another Davy Crockett show, but they somehow could not get the rights to it. So, they decided to go for Daniel Boone instead, but gave him the same hat.