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The only known painting of Jim Bowie done from life; circa 1820. Bowie popularized the bowie knife, which was made in Washington (Hempstead County).
Photo by Eric Beggs, courtesy of the State Preservation Board, Austin, Texas. CHA 2001.4, June 25, 2004, post conservation


Louisiana Purchase through Early Statehood, 1803 through 1860
Historic Washington State Park
Bowie, Jim
Bowie Knife
Washington (Hempstead County)
 
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