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Bicentenial

The Life and Times of Martin Scott

Fort Smith’s history includes a number of recognizable soldiers who were associated with the post. A few became generals and one even president. One…

TomWing

The Women of Fort City

Women in 19th century Fort Smith have much to teach us in the “Bicentennial School.” In many cases, the women of early Fort Smith…

DukeDutchess

Duke and Dutchess A Love Story

A winter wind whips across the parking lot of HOPE Humane Society in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on this Friday afternoon. Twigs skitter, a wayward…

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Cherokee Bill and Ike Rogers

This month’s lesson begins with a photograph and a story that involves justice and injustice, murder, robbery, and judgment. The photo is of notorious…

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200 Fort Smith

Fort Smith was founded on Christmas Day, 1817, and since then has had its share of successes and failures, triumphs and tragedies, hard times…

OutofDarkness

Out of the Darkness

Ashley McFaul cherishes her life. At thirty-one years of age, she’s successful at work, has a fiancé, and will soon be the stepmother of…

HopeCampus

Where Hope Lives

On any given night in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as many as 100 of our neighbors won’t have a bed to call their own. They…

MissLauras

Queen of the Row

Fort Smith, Arkansas was a loud frontier town at the dawn of the 1900s. Horse-drawn carriages clattered down streets. Trains pulled into the station,…

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Mardi Gras in the Fort

The Mardi Gras celebration got its start in medieval Rome, spread to France, and then to the French colony of New Orleans in the…