Gallows

aerial photo of gallows reconstruction with 6 nooses hanging from cross bean

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The gallows at Fort Smith served as an instrument of federal justice for 23 years, from 1873-1896. During those years, 86 men were executed for capital offenses.

While the gallows that stands today is a reconstruction, visitors are still drawn to the place where these executions were conducted. Perhaps no other place in Fort Smith illicits such interest and strong feelings.



 
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    Last updated: October 1, 2021

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