• Rifle Regiment arriving at Belle Point, 1817. Artwork by Michael Haynes

    Fort Smith

    National Historic Site AR,OK

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Additional Fort Smith Postcards

Sebastian County Courthouse in Fort Smith with tall tower over brick structure
Sebastian County Courthouse
Fort Smith, Arkansas

located on the southeast corner of Rogers Avenue and Sixth Street
 

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Did You Know?

Interior of jail cell with box for prisoners to visit with their lawyers

The conditions at the federal jail at Fort Smith were so horrible that it received the nickname "Hell on the Border." Up to 50 men were crowded into one large cell with limited ventilation and poor sanitary conditions.