The San Saba Treasure

By Bud Mcdonald
From page 18 of the August, 1994 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1994 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved

Before becoming a colonel in the Army of Texas and joining the mar­tyrs of the Alamo, Jim Bowies fa­mous knife had already carved a niche for its owner in the rich history of West Texas. Like another famous hero of the Alamo, David Crockett, Bowies deeds became legend in the vast land, although myth is so inter­twined with fact that the two are inseparable.

There is no factual written biogra­phy explaining why Bowie left Loui­siana to wind up blending with the dust of Texas, but his legendary lust for riches probably overrules any early intention to become a dead hero at the San Antonio outpost.

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