If you were born in 1955, your older siblings might have got a new Golden Book the year you were born - things Davy Crockett exploded the year you were born when Walt Disney's Disneyland TV show broadcast a short serial of Fess Parker as Crockett.
David "Davy" Crockett (1853?-1876) - A gunman and outlaw, Crockett was the nephew of the more famous Davy Crockett of Alamo fame. A native of Tennessee, he made his way to Texas where he soon wound up in prison. However, he escaped in 1872 and made his way to the Cimarron, New Mexico area where he worked on a ranch. There, he endeared himself to the likes of Clay Allison, as both men were from Tennessee and shared a dislike of the black troopers stationed at Fort Union.