Two Events to Help You Find Your Inner Mountain Man

Mountain men made a good living trapping and fur trading in the 1800s. Explorers living in the wilderness, they also through their trade helped open up various trails (widened into wagon roads) allowing Americans in the east to settle the

U.S. Marshals Museum to Place Cornerstone for Hall of Honor on Nov. 9

We are so lucky in Arkansas to have another world-class, national museum in the works. The future U.S. Marshals Museum will be located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith. To kick off the 225th year of

May Heritage Month in Fort Smith

Considering the history and heritage that built Fort Smith, there’s no surprise there will be a plethora of programs in May to celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month. The Department of Arkansas Heritage’s theme for this year is “Saving Our Heritage: Arkansas’s

Bass Reeves: A Legendary Arkansas Lawman

If there was ever a person in Arkansas history who should be — and is — considered “larger than life,” it’s Bass Reeves.  One of the most interesting people who ever lived in The Natural State, Reeves was a U.S.

“True West” Names Fort Smith #1 in Top Ten True Western Towns

Congratulations to Fort Smith, Arkansas for being named #1 among True West magazine’s Top Ten True Western Towns for 2013. The town will be featured in the February 2013 issue of the magazine, which will be on newsstands Jan. 1.
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