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Fort Smith National Historic Site

Fort Smith National Historic Site

Fort Smith National Historic Site

Fort Smith National Historic Site embraces the remains of two frontier forts, plus the Federal courtroom of the Western District of Arkansas. Hanging Judge Isaac C. Parker's court and jail have been restored as reminders of 80 turbulent years in the history of the government's Indian policies (1817-1896). The museum exhibits illustrate the court's impact on the Indian Territory (Oklahoma), U.S. Marshals, outlaws and regional history. Hanging Judge Parker's infamous gallows have been recreated on the site of the original structure.

The park is located at Third and Garland Streets. 479-783-3961; www.nps.gov/fosm.

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