Local leaders named this city to remember Jim Bowie, the Kentucky-born frontiersman who perished fighting a Mexican invasion force at the 1836 siege of the Alamo.
Known as a lethal knife fighter armed with an exclusively huge combat blade, Bowie supposedly emptied his pistols at Mexican soldiers from his deathbed in an Alamo bunkhouse.
Scottish and Irish, the name is rooted in Gaelic and once served as a nickname for someone with "yellow or fair hair."
Bowie, Texas Tourism - Travel Guide Bowie, Texas - Trip Planning
Travel Guide Books
Copyright © 2004-2008 TripTrivia Inc.
All rights reserved.