With the exception of that sissy kid who played with girls, the first heroes of all male Baby Boomers were Roy Rogers and Davy Crockett. In addition, Superman was a hero of the era. However, I want to make a distinction. Superman was not really super. He was an actor benefiting from special effects. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, was also played by an actor, the finest actor of his day, Fess Parker, but Davy was an actual historical figure, unlike Superman, who was based on a comic book character. Roy Rogers was not an actor. Roy Rogers played himself, Roy Rogers, King of the Cowboys.
I remember the name of Davy Crockett’s rifle. It was Old Betsy. I do not remember the name of his horse. Everyone, even the sissy kid, knows the name of Roy Rogers’ horse, Trigger. Everyone! Even girls! Girls watched Roy Rogers on TV because of…
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