Public Charity

SOCKDOLAGER—A Tale of Davy Crockett, Charity and Congress

A “sockdolager” is a knock-down blow. This is a newspaper reporter’s captivating story of his unforgettable encounter with the old “Bear Hunter” from Tennessee. From “The Life of Colonel David Crockett”, by Edward S. Ellis (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1884) CROCKETT was then the lion of Washington. I was a …