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 »
Quartermaster Storehouse Postcards
The Quartermaster Storehouse was built on the southwest corner of the fortification and mirrors the Commissary located on the northwest corner.
Because they are so similar, they are often misidentified. This postcard, however, is really confusing to the viewer because printed on the front is "Officers Headquarters." No known postcards exist of the "Officers Headquarters". Postcards showing a general view of the fort include images of the two Officer's Quarters.
While the date of this postcard is not known, it would be prior to March 1907. Before this date the U.S. Postal Service required all messages to be written on the front of the card, reserving the back side exclusively for the mailing address.
Faintly written in pencil is, "Merry Christmas hapy new year"
Did You Know?
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.