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Texarkana in Bowie County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Bowie

 
 
James Bowie statue (front / rear) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
1. James Bowie statue (front / rear)
Inscription.  
Front
Hero of the Alamo
"They never fail who
die in a just cause"
Love of adventure
brought the young
South Carolinian to
Texas with James Long
in 1819. Romance made
of him a Mexican
citizen and won for
him in San Antonio a
Spanish bride, Ursula
Veramendi

Rear
Dreams of fabulous
wealth lured Bowie to
the San Saba region
where he met an
unexpected Indian
attack with
unflinching courage
against the political
and military tyrant
who threatened the
freedom of Texas his
arm was repeatedly
raised until he fell
among the last
defenders of the
Alamo March 6, 1836.

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionForts and CastlesWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 6, 1836.
 
Location.
James Bowie statue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
2. James Bowie statue
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33° 25.796′ N, 94° 2.606′ W. Marker is in Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County. Marker is at the intersection of North State Line Avenue and Hazel Street, on the left when traveling north on North State Line Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana TX 75501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Scott Joplin (a few steps from this marker); Central Christian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Texarkana (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Post Office and Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. James Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); Martha Adams Runnels (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Texarkana.
 
More about this marker. The Centennial Statue of Jim Bowie is one of the 14 statues erected for the 1936 Texas Centennial celebration. This larger-than-life bronze was designed by sculptor William M. McVey with W.W. Watkins providing the design for the Marble Falls granite base. Jim Bowie was one of the major players in the Alamo drama, and is the namesake of Bowie County where the statue is.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on James Bowie. (Submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
James Bowie statue showing Bowie knife. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 20, 2016
3. James Bowie statue showing Bowie knife.
James Bowie image. Click for full size.
Public Domain- circa 1820
4. James Bowie
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 556 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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