- Get Involved
DAVID CROCKETT. The David Crockett was a keelboat reported to be the first large craft to navigate the Colorado River. On April 11, 1838, it arrived at the head of "the raft on the Colorado," ten miles above the port of Matagorda in Matagorda County, after averaging more than sixty miles a day of daytime navigation. Cargoes of cotton were unloaded there and carried by wagon around the obstructing raft to Matagorda, where they were loaded on ocean-going vessels for shipment.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:William R. Hogan, The Texas Republic: A Social and Economic History (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1946; rpt. 1969).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Jeff Carroll, "DAVID CROCKETT," accessed July 18, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/etd02.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.