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

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Lead Dog Toy

Lead Toy Dog
Lead Toy Dog
FOSM Photograph
 

"The dog days of summer." This is a hollow bodied lead dog made from a two piece mold. It has a white painted body, a green collar, black ears, eyes and nose, and a red mouth. It is posed as if looking up while walking. This type of toy was common during the late 19th century. One leg is partially broken. It was excavated in the Belle Point area of Fort Smith National Historic Site.

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Did You Know?

Parker seated at his bench in 6th Street courtroom

The only known image of Judge Parker in his courtroom is this one from the federal courthouse on Sixth Street which dates from the 1890s. There are no photographs of the courtroom located in the former military barracks.