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HUNT COUNTY NEWS TRIVIA

What does a Bowie Knife and ‘Oscar’, the Academy Awards statue have in common?  They were both named for Texans!

The bowie knife is named after the Alamo hero Jim Bowie (1796-1836). His brother, Rezin, designed the hefty weapon.

Oscar, the Academy Award statuette, was named for Texan Oscar Pierce, whose niece worked in Hollywood for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. When she saw the gold statuette, she reportedly said, “Why, that looks just like my Uncle Oscar.”

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