Who Was Jim Bowie?
Jim Bowie was born in Logan County, Kentucky in 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 the Texas fort, the Alamo. The "Bowie Knife" is named for him.
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