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Author Topic: 13 days of Glory: Honoring our Texas Hero's Day 10 James Bowie  (Read 624 times)
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« on: March 03, 2011, 12:09:28 AM »

Known for his famous "Bowie knife" and a sometimes reckless adventurer, Jim Bowie is now immortalized as one of the true folk heroes in early Texas.

Bowie also is the namesake of rock star David Bowie, who was born David Robert Hayward-Jones. Jones changed his name in the 1960s because he feared his name was too similar to Davy Jones, a member of the already famous The Monkees. He chose the surname Bowie because he admired James Bowie and the Bowie knife.

http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/adp/history/1836/the_battle/the_texians/defenders.html
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