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State Pensions to Uncle Sam: “Gone to Texas” and Other Tall Tales

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Why go to the devil or the dogs when you can instead go to Texas? That was the thinking throughout much of the 1800s by many Americans, including one bear-hunting, story-telling Tennessean, Col. David Crockett. What prompted Col Crockett’s trek where he would soon meet Gen. Santa Anna and his fate at the Alamo? One might say that he was most displeased by his failed Congressional re-election campaign. Just days before the Battle of the Alamo and his untimely death, Crockett was asked to speak before a group of Texian colonists in Nacogdoches, Texas. Anticipating inquiries as to what brought him to the country, Crockett replied that he’d have been happy enough to maintain his Congressional post if re-elected: “I would serve them faithfully as I had done; but, if not, they might all go to h—, and I would go to Texas. I was beaten, gentlemen, and here I am.”

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