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Fort Smith and Sebastian County Lola Shropshire

Fort Smith and Sebastian County

Lola Shropshire

Published December 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780752413341
Paperback
128 pages
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From its establishment as a settlement known as La Belle Pointe in 1817, to the founding of the town of Fort Smith by John Rodgers in 1839, to its present-day life as a thriving community full of civic energy, the area at the junction of the PoteauMoreFrom its establishment as a settlement known as La Belle Pointe in 1817, to the founding of the town of Fort Smith by John Rodgers in 1839, to its present-day life as a thriving community full of civic energy, the area at the junction of the Poteau and Arkansas Rivers has a long and colorful history.In Fort Smith and Sebastian County, you are invited to take a visual tour of the area as it was located near the heart of the Outlaw Territory. Learn about the impact that outlaws such as Belle Starr, Cherokee Bill and the Rufus Buck Gang, and Smoker Mankiller had on the area, and discover why, on the floor of Congress, Judge Isaac Parkers couthouse was described as a slaughterhouse. Also included in this collection are early snapshots of local landmarks including the Goldman Hotel, the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant, and the Union Station Train Depot, as well as rare images of Sebastian County residents at work and at play.