Bowie Knives: The Chicot County Connection
Bill Worthen, Director of Historic Arkansas Museum
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Refreshments & Conversation @ 5:30 pm
Program @ 6:00 pm
|Bowie Knives on display at Historic Arkansas Museum
Bill Worthen, director of the Historic Arkansas Museum and Life member of the Antique Bowie Knife Association, will discuss the Bowie Knife’s connection to Chicot County. Rezin and John Bowie, brothers of the famous James Bowie, came to Chicot County in the late 1820s. Evolving from simpler hunting knives, the decorative bowie knife popularized by their brother James, became a favorite weapon of gentlemen and outlaws in the antebellum South. While James’s original knife was lost at the Alamo in 1836, several of Rezin Bowie‘s knives survive in both public and private collections.
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Lakeport Legacies (LL) meets in the Dining Room of the Lakeport Plantation house. LL, held on one of the last Thursdays of the month at the Lakeport Plantation, features a history topic from the Delta. For more information, call 870.265.6031.