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First Bowie Knife Historical Marker

 

Location of sign - 6566 Main Street Winnsboro, Louisiana

 

Photo taken- April 2008

 

First Bowie Knife Historical Marker

Photo courtesy of Jimmy Wayne

 

Text of sign:

 

The First Bowie Knife

 

Rezin P. Bowie, brother of Alamo hero James Bowie, wrote, "The first Bowie knife was made by myself in the Parish of 

Avoyelles."  With this knife James killed Norris Wright in the famous Sandbar Fight near Natchez, Miss., September 19, 1827.

 

Erected by the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism

 

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