well-known people have roots in Arkansas. The list runs the gamut from Johnny
Cash to Jermain Taylor. Check here every Monday as we highlight a new Famous
Arkansan each week. Today,
Meet: James Black
and developed a unique process for knife blades. Among his customers was James
Bowie who reportedly carried a Black-made knife during the fall of the Alamo in
tempering metal. He died at Washington, where a state park (Historic Washington State Park) has
recreated the Black blacksmith shop on the exact site of the original.