The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 52, July 1948 - April, 1949 Page: 111
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Notes and Documents 111
Less spectacular than some of the newer industries but equally
important to the history of the 40's was the part DuPont Powder
played in the extension of United States territory-Texas the largest
State, won its independence with the excellent product of the Brandy-
Among others who made a close study of the efficiency of Amer-
ican powder was the firm of John Jacob Astor, the Du Pont's
Lastly, the immortal David Crockett tells in his Autobiography'
that Mr. DuPont gave him "half a dozen canisters of his best
sportsman's powder," and it is probable that he kept his best
powder for the most serious shooting; so he must have used it
at the Alamo.
6George A. Kerr, DuPont Romance (Wilmington, Delaware, 1938), 53.
7The Life of David Crockett: An Autobiography (New York, 19o2), 226.
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