Road Construction I-540
Traveling West on I-40? To avoid construction delays, do not take Exit 7 (I-540 S). Stay on I-40 west and take Exit 1 Dora. Stay on Hwy 64D for 6 miles and follow signs to Fort Smith. After crossing over the river, turn right on 4th ST & right on Garland. More »
Commissary: Aerial View
This slightly elevated view of the Commissary as seen from the northwest, shows the bastion fortifications along the base of the building. As with many postcards of the Commissary, this one mistakenly says the building was erected in 1830. The second Fort Smith was not begun until 1838.
Click on small images on right side to view additional postcards of Commissary.
Did You Know?
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.