Steamboat Engine Room Bell
This steamboat bell is reported to have come from the wreck of the J.R. Williams which was attacked by Confederate General Stand Watie's cavalry and sunk during the Civil War.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Army selected a spot overlooking the confluence of the Arkansas and Poteau Rivers for the site of a fort. Soldiers from the Rifle Regiment arrived in 1817 and named the site Fort Smith after their commanding officer, Thomas A. Smith.