Bowie c. 1831-1834
A Bowie knife
Natchez-Vidalia Bridge over Mississippi River
Woodcut illustrating Rezin Bowie's 1833 account of an 1831 Indian fight in Texas appearing in the Saturday Evening Post and Atkinson's Casket
Antonio López de Santa Anna, president of Mexico, led the Mexican Army into Texas.
The Alamo, circa 1847
Sarcophagus in the Cathedral of San Fernando containing Bowie's ashes

His rise to fame began in 1827 on reports of the Sandbar Fight near present-day Vidalia, Louisiana.

- James Bowie

The Great Sandbar Duel, featuring Jim Bowie, was a formal one-on-one duel that erupted into a violent brawl involving multiple combatants on September 19, 1827.

- Vidalia, Louisiana
Bowie c. 1831-1834

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