Tom Wing

Being Benjamin Bonneville

What do a street in Las Vegas, a Pleistocene-era lake, a dam, a GM automobile, a crater on Mars, a WWII Liberty ship, and…

Where We Ate

My purpose in writing this story is to recall just a few of the places my friends, family, and I frequented in my younger…

The Tale of Two Cities

Cisterna, Italy, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, are sister cities, a designation of love and respect that started during World War II. As a part…

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…

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…

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…