3.17.2014

Ft. Smith, Arkansas

The Ft. Smith KOA was a little run-down, however, the owners made up for that in spades with their friendly vibe! Ft. Smith was very hot and humid!
 We allotted a whole day to knock around and explore this old frontier town that was on the edge of wild and woolly Oklahoma Territory, made famous by "Hanging Judge Roy Parker" and further solidified on the silver-screen by "True Grit" in 1969 and 2010. Our 'itinerary' for the day was the Ft. Smith museum and the actual courthouse maintained by the National Park Service. After visiting a well known motorcycle dealership and consuming free coffee we had lunch at a well known Chinese buffet, we rode over to the Ft. Smith Museum...
Courtesy of Wyatt
Courtesy of Wyatt
There are two levels to the museum both of which contain artifacts that pertain to the history of Ft. Smith. The placards on the displays as JT keenly observed were, "Go-botish". Nonetheless there were some fascinating items...
Courtesy of Wyatt

Courtesy of Wyatt






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Courtesy of JBMFT

Alright, the next installment will be about the Ft. Smith courthouse. Please excuse me, I need to make a call...

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3 comments:

  1. Funny Pictures!
    Sophia

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  2. That drop distance chart is kinda creepy.

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  3. Scott-I agree! I never realized how technical a hanging could be and wondered if Sadaam's hanging crew had this information available.

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