Storewide sale-15% off
Fort Scott's bookstore, operated by Western National Parks Association, will be participating in Mistletoe on Main Street, a downtown shopping event on December 12 from 5- 8 p.m. The site will be offering 15% off all items in the store.
The Iron Heel of War
It was said that the "iron heel or war left its impact on Fort Scott" during the Civil War. During the war, Fort Scott was an important millitary base, serving as a supply depot and a recruitment center for the Union Army. Many refugees came to Fort Scott seeking food, shelter, protection, and medical care. Some of thes refugees ended up becoming soldiers. In this program, students participate in four activities that simulate the experience of refugees who become soldiers during the Civil War.
Did You Know?
At Fort Scott, several of the boxes and barrels are marked Fort Scott, MO. Not actually in Missouri, the fort was located four miles west, in what was then unorganized territory. The army used Fort Scott, MO as a shipping address to assure that supplies made it to the right place.