INTERACTIVE PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPH
In an interactive version of this photograph, you can get a better sense of where these deputies were standing and can zoom in on individuals and other details. This program was created for Fort Smith NHS by Bill Isenberger.
To pan on the image below, click on the image and hold down the left mouse button and drag. Use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out.
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.