Jim Bowie

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Warrior, Military Leader, Folk Hero(c. 1796–1836)
Jim Bowie was a fighter in Texas Revolution who died during the defense of the Alamo. He became an American folk hero and the "Bowie Knife" is named after him.


Jim Bowie was born in Logan County, Kentucky in April 1796. He was known as a formidable knife fighter after a violent feud with local sheriff, Norris Wright. On March 6, 1836, Bowie became an American folk hero when he died, along with Davy Crockett, during the defense of Texas fort, the Alamo. The "Bowie Knife" is named for him.

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