A BRIEF HISTORY
The idea of the ‘Bowie Knife Monument’ was pitched to the Bowie Chamber of Commerce by the late Bob Hadley, local rancher and bronze sculptor. Chamber Board Members Bryan Brown and Van Baize championed the project. The late Bob Brashear, a patriarch of one of the pioneering families of Bowie, became a major contributor to the project citing that he wanted to honor his parents, Marvin & Bess Brashear. Marvin was also known as “Mr. Second Monday” as he helped develop Bowie’s Second Monday Trade Days. Albert Schlabs of ASAP Water Jet Cutting, an engineering company, helped our Chamber develop and design the Bowie Knife monument and finally manufactured, constructed and installed the Bowie Knife unveiling it on April 4th, 2016.