In a parking lot in Taos, New Mexico, I found this intriguing bumper sticker on a pickup truck (naturally) with Texas license plates:

“You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas”

Naturally, I turned to the all-knowing, all-seeing resource of Wikipedia (ha!) to read up on the 19th-century folk hero:

From that omniscient resource, I learned that Crockett supposedly made the statement in 1836, after returning to Texas after an electoral defeat:

The actual quote, according to Wikipedia is, “I told the people of my district that I would serve them as faithfully as I had done; but if not, they might go to hell, and I would go to Texas.”

Gotta love a person with conviction.

About Glen Abbott
Glen Abbott is a Florida-based travel writer & photographer specializing in motorcycle touring and travel. He is regular contributor to Harley-Davidson's HOG Magazine, and his travel features appear regularly in motorcycle magazines and other publications.

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