Kenny Zupp of Harrison Ave and Steven Smith of Wheeler Ave both went under the clippers and to get the best “free” haircut in town on July 20, 1955. The haircut was the Davy Crockett – a short haircut with the back cut to resemble the tail of a coonskin cap. The cap was made popular by actor Fess Parker who portrayed the “King of the Wild Frontier” in several Walt Disney films.
The boys got this hairdo to help promote Frontier Night that was taking place in the Petersburg section of Scranton on July 21, 1955.
Here is the article about the “Crockett” and Frontier Night –
Images of Zupp and his friend Steven Smith –
Learn more about Davy Crockett –
Davy Crockett – Congressional Biography
Davy Crockett – Texas State Historical Association
Davy Crockett – Tennessee Encyclopedia
Short video of Davy Crockett’s birthplace at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone, Tn