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 Posted: Sat Mar 22nd, 2008 06:48 pm
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Rebel Yell
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Susan, thank YOU so much and you're very welcome. I too remember Disney's "Davy Crockett" and also John Wayne's version of "The Alamo". I also had as many the Davy Crockett accouterments as I could get, including coonskin cap, musket, pajamas and (fake) bearskin rug that I wore out from sleeping on it.

For all the historical faults of these older films, what they did do was ignite the flame of my curiosity to learn as much as I could about the actual event. Once I began reading everything I could get my hands on and began learning the "true facts", I began to study other historical events (primarily the Civil War) and it opened up a whole new world to me.

I, too, have heard and read much bashing of the 2004 "Alamo" and while some criticisms may have been valid, I have to say that the movie brought those events to life for me and I recommend it for anyone who has an interest for "The Alamo". :D

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