Here's my newest piece on Davy Crockett. If anyone who experienced the craze feels like chiming in, I would love to hear from you.

For anyone under 60, the cultural impact known as the Davy Crockett craze of the 1950ís is hard to imagine--and may seem like a romanticized memory that adults keep alive for its representation of childhood innocence--but it really is more than that. If youíve ever been to Disneyland or Disneyworld, itís hard to escape the impact of Davy Crockett all over the place (toys, hats, keel boats, etc.)óand itís easy to forget that the craze that became the stuff of pop culture legend was actually ground breaking in several ways.

On December 15, 1954 (a day which will live in coonskin infamy), Disney, who had just entered into the untested waters of television, showcased Davy Crockett, Indian Fighter, the first of three episodes that were to tell the life story, more or less, of the famous.....