This big Bowie knife greets you as you enter the town of Bowie. It is 20 feet long and made from stainless steel, brass and wood at the cost of $170,000. It took three years to complete. The concrete base is 3 feet thick. I couldn't find any connection between the town and the man, Jim Bowie himself.
James Bowie was a pioneer who died at the Alamo. There is speculation that he designed the knife that carries his name or that it was the creation of a noted craftsman of the time.