Frontier Artistry

Steve Ricker is shown in the image at left on the porch of the Crockett Cabin in Limestone with his recreation of the gun bag and powder horn from the 1889 Crockett painting (image at right) by William Henry Huddle that hangs in the Texas State House. The powder horn and gun bag match exactly the ones in the Huddle painting. Steve used wood from a log that was removed from the original Crockett cabin for the end cap and plug on the powder horn. It has a powder measure, and the patch knife handle is made from a walnut tree that fell years ago at the Crockett birthplace.

Greene County historian Tim Massey is an award-winning writer for Civil War News with more than 40 photos featured on various magazine covers. He has served on various boards and held positions in several historic organizations. He can be reached at