CROCKETT CABIN IN RUTHERFORD—Chapters in my district of Daughters of the American Revolution make annual donations to the cabin. Reelfoot DAR is the most active and in touch with the Cabin
I got permission to print this paragraph from a meeting report in the local paper. “Thank you Linda Lofton!“
Ms Lofton gave the TSDAR Historical site report about the David Crockett Cabin and Museum in Rutherford. It is a full-size replica of the Crockett family cabin restored with timbers from his mother’s cabin. All but a few of the logs from the original cabin were destroyed by fire before the cabin could be reconstructed on the site in Rutherford near the high school. If anyone is interested in visiting the cabin museum, they should contact Mayor Sandy Simmons at 731-655-7166 at Rutherford City Hall.
This year our organization participated in the 9th Annual Save Texas History Symposium as a Silver Level Sponsor for the purpose of promoting the Direct Descendants and Kin of David Crockett to the general public. Sponsors received vendor space for displays and interacting with the symposium attendees. Three DDDC members represented our organization including DDDC board member Carolyn Cotton, Chairman Errol Flannery and his wife, Heather Flannery. The 2-day event kicked off on September 14th with a history workshop at the Alamo, followed by a guided Alamo tour and then a reception with live entertainment. On Saturday, the 15th, education sessions began in the ballroom at the Menger Hotel and continued throughout the day. Between sessions attendees visited the vendor area. As a result, the DDDC sold merchandise, spoke to dozens of enthusiasts about our organization and provided brochures and handouts and signed up 3 new members of the organization, including a Finley descendant. We were also fortunate to be able to partner with Gary Foreman to help promote his exciting (and soon to be released) Crockett Heritage Trail’s “A Texas Legacy” map. We were granted a sneak preview copy and personally provide it to Alamo CEO, Doug McDonald, for consideration as an addition to Alamo displays dedicated to our David. Events such as this one are a wonderful way to preserve the heritage of the legendary David Crockett!