At the Historic Arkansas Museum a new exhibit focused on the history and design of the Bowie knife. The collection features items once owned by Theodore Roosevelt, frontier hero Davy Crockett and General Winfield Scott, who served as a commander in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War.

Also included in the showcase are pieces from James Black, a Washington, Ark. native who pioneered the Bowie knife in the mid-1800s and influenced later design of the weapon.

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