Fort Smith, Arkansas

What is Fort Smith, Arkansas known for?


made national

W. Reagan as U.S. Attorney (United States Attorney) for the Western District of Arkansas (United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas). At the age of 31, Hutchinson was the youngest U.S. Attorney in the nation and made national headlines after successfully prosecuting The Covenant, The Sword, and The Arm of the Lord (CSA), a white supremacist organization founded by polygamist James Ellison (James Ellison (polygamist)). The CSA forced a three-day armed stand


industry training

, endorsed the concept of UA Fort Smith as a unique university, one that offers applied and traditional baccalaureate degree programs, one- and two-year associate and technical programs, and noncredit business and industry training programs. While the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith is the city's only state supported institution of higher learning Webster University and John Brown University each have a satellite campus located in the city. Elementary and secondary


title interest

of St. Louis (1825), the Osage were made to "cede and relinquish to the United States, all their right, title, interest, and claim, to lands lying within the State of Missouri and Territory of Arkansas..." to make room for the Cherokee and the ''Mashcoux'', Muscogee Creeks. Rollings (1992) pp. 254–5, Doublass (1912) p. 44. As late as the winter of 1838, Cherokee and Creek living in the Missouri and Arkansas areas petitioned the War Department to remove


military public

and fashion analyst for Butterick (1947–1948); Nelson Bennett, world famous model for painters and sculptors (1965–1966); and Shawntel Smith, Miss America (1995–1996). '''Southside High School''' is one of two public high schools in Fort Smith, Arkansas, the other being Northside High School (Northside High School (Fort Smith, Arkansas)). '''Fort Smith Regional Airport''' is a joint civil-military public commercial service airport located three


basketball programs

, United States align left College career Moncrief, Marvin Delph of Conway, Arkansas, and Ron Brewer of Fort Smith, Arkansas ("The Triplets"), along with head coach Eddie Sutton and assistant coach Gene Keady, resurrected the University of Arkansas basketball program in the 1970s from decades of modest success and disinterest, and helped lay the foundation for what became one of the country's premier college basketball programs through the mid-1990s. Moncrief's leadership on the court and electrifying play renewed interest in the Razorback program, and ushered in the winning tradition in the Arkansas basketball program. His jersey was retired not long after he graduated from school and went on to the NBA, and is still the only one. Moncrief was the school's all-time leading scorer until Todd Day broke his record in 1992. hq_city Muskogee, Oklahoma The '''Midland Valley Railroad''' was incorporated in 1903 for the purpose of building a line from Hoye, Arkansas, through Muskogee (Muskogee, Oklahoma) and Tulsa, Oklahoma to Wichita, Kansas. The railroad took its name from Midland, Arkansas, a coal mining town in western Arkansas which was served by the railroad. The Midland Valley gained access to Fort Smith, Arkansas via trackage rights over the Frisco (St. Louis-San Francisco) from Rock Island, Oklahoma. birth_date , and as of the end of 2005, had 13,127 interments. Education and military service One of eight children, Cotton was born in tiny Corley in Logan County, Arkansas. He graduated in 1917 from high school in Fort Smith (Fort Smith, Arkansas), the seat of Sebastian County (Sebastian County, Arkansas). The route between St. Louis and Springfield (Springfield, Missouri) is an old road. It had traditionally been a Native American trail, known as the "Osage Indian Trail". By the early-to-mid-19th century, settlers laid a telegraph line along the road (it continued south from Springfield to Fort Smith, Arkansas). It then was called the "Wire Road", and later the "Old Wire Road" after the telegraph line came down. History The history of Route 66 in Oklahoma can be traced back to two auto trails—the St. Louis, Missouri–Las Vegas, New Mexico, main route of the Ozark Trails network, and the Fort Smith, Arkansas–Amarillo, Texas, Postal Highway. Map of the Ozark Trails In the state highway system, approved in mid-1924, the portions of these in Oklahoma, which crossed at Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK), became State Highway 7 (State Highway 7 (Oklahoma 1920s)) and State Highway 3 (State Highway 3 (Oklahoma 1920s)) respectively. State of Oklahoma, Preliminary Designation of the State Highway System, approved August 28, 1924 Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1926, accessed via the Broer Map Library U.S. Route 66 was designated in late 1926, and followed these state highways with one exception: a new '''State Highway 39''' was created to carry Route 66, leaving SH-7 at Commerce (Commerce, OK) and heading east and north to the state line in the direction of Baxter Springs, Kansas. Oklahoma State Highway System 1927, Progress Map as of November 1, 1927 (The short stub of SH-7 north of Commerce remained until it became part of US-69 (US-69 (OK)) in the mid-1930s. Oklahoma State Highway Commission, Official State Highway Map of Oklahoma, February 1934 ) Texas Human Services caseworkers took another 20 children into custody on Tuesday in investigations into properties controlled by the organization in Fouke (w:Fouke, Arkansas), Texarkana (w:Texarkana, Arkansas) and Fort Smith (w:Fort Smith, Arkansas), Arkansas. According to Associated Press (w:Associated Press), nine girls and 11 boys ages 1 to 17 were taken into care of the state Tuesday. The children were given health screenings by the state on Wednesday, and received mental health and education assessments. Department of Human Services spokeswoman Julie Munsell said that the children taken by the state on Tuesday had no signs of poor health, and did not need any pressing medical attention. The children were placed in foster care in Arkansas, and Miller County Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson will convene a hearing Monday to determine if these children should stay in foster care.


community early

restaurants in Vian, including a Subway (Subway (Restaurant)) at I-40 and SH 82. Other than three grocery stores, commerce in Vian is mostly thrift shops. Other than that, Vian is mostly a bedroom community. Early Exploration The route from Fort Smith, Arkansas, to Santa Fe, New Mexico along the Canadian River was charted circa 1849 by Captain Randolph Barnes Marcy. In 1859, Marcy’s book, The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions, published in 1859 contained maps and illustrations of routes between the Mississippi and the Pacific and was used as a basic manual by westward-bound wagon trains and travelers for years. The Log House on White Deer Creek, Eloise Lane Retrieved 2009-06-22 '''Fanshawe''' is a town in Latimer (Latimer County, Oklahoma) and Le Flore (Le Flore County, Oklahoma) counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census (United States Census, 2000), the town had a total population of 384. The Le Flore County portion of Fanshawe is part of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area (Fort Smith metropolitan area). Early life Darby was born at Fort Smith (Fort Smith, Arkansas), Arkansas. He graduated from the United States Military Academy with a bachelor of science degree and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery (Field Artillery Branch (United States)) on 13 June 1933. Darby, who was 34 at the time of his death, was posthumously promoted (posthumous promotion) to brigadier general as of the date. He was buried at Fort Smith National Cemetery in Fort Smith (Fort Smith, Arkansas), Sebastian County, Arkansas. Sister cities * , and as of the end of 2005, had 13,127 interments. Education and military service One of eight children, Cotton was born in tiny Corley in Logan County, Arkansas. He graduated in 1917 from high school in Fort Smith (Fort Smith, Arkansas), the seat of Sebastian County (Sebastian County, Arkansas). The route between St. Louis and Springfield (Springfield, Missouri) is an old road. It had traditionally been a Native American trail, known as the "Osage Indian Trail". By the early-to-mid-19th century, settlers laid a telegraph line along the road (it continued south from Springfield to Fort Smith, Arkansas). It then was called the "Wire Road", and later the "Old Wire Road" after the telegraph line came down. History The history of Route 66 in Oklahoma can be traced back to two auto trails—the St. Louis, Missouri–Las Vegas, New Mexico, main route of the Ozark Trails network, and the Fort Smith, Arkansas–Amarillo, Texas, Postal Highway. Map of the Ozark Trails In the state highway system, approved in mid-1924, the portions of these in Oklahoma, which crossed at Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK), became State Highway 7 (State Highway 7 (Oklahoma 1920s)) and State Highway 3 (State Highway 3 (Oklahoma 1920s)) respectively. State of Oklahoma, Preliminary Designation of the State Highway System, approved August 28, 1924 Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1926, accessed via the Broer Map Library U.S. Route 66 was designated in late 1926, and followed these state highways with one exception: a new '''State Highway 39''' was created to carry Route 66, leaving SH-7 at Commerce (Commerce, OK) and heading east and north to the state line in the direction of Baxter Springs, Kansas. Oklahoma State Highway System 1927, Progress Map as of November 1, 1927 (The short stub of SH-7 north of Commerce remained until it became part of US-69 (US-69 (OK)) in the mid-1930s. Oklahoma State Highway Commission, Official State Highway Map of Oklahoma, February 1934 ) Texas Human Services caseworkers took another 20 children into custody on Tuesday in investigations into properties controlled by the organization in Fouke (w:Fouke, Arkansas), Texarkana (w:Texarkana, Arkansas) and Fort Smith (w:Fort Smith, Arkansas), Arkansas. According to Associated Press (w:Associated Press), nine girls and 11 boys ages 1 to 17 were taken into care of the state Tuesday. The children were given health screenings by the state on Wednesday, and received mental health and education assessments. Department of Human Services spokeswoman Julie Munsell said that the children taken by the state on Tuesday had no signs of poor health, and did not need any pressing medical attention. The children were placed in foster care in Arkansas, and Miller County Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson will convene a hearing Monday to determine if these children should stay in foster care.


quot award

, Arkansas) Northside High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas, as well as a sprinter (Sprint (race)) on the school track (Track and field) team. He was also a member of the drama club at NHS and was an active participant in the "Keep Northside Red" campaign, which is an annual blood drive held on the Northside High School campus. Jones was a finalist for the KNWA's "Athlete of the Year" award but did not win. Jones was awarded with the "Hooten's Arkansas Football" Ft

Northside Red" campaign, which is an annual blood drive held on the Northside High School campus. Jones was a finalist for the KNWA's "Athlete of the Year" award but did not win. Jones was awarded with the "Hooten's Arkansas Football" Ft. Smith Northside Outstanding Student award as a senior at FSNHS. This award is for the most honorable student both on and off the playing field at FS Northside. Jones was also awarded the key to the city in Ft. Smith for his outstanding


service professional

. There are frequent live performances in the downtown area by local and national Jazz, Blues, Country, and Rock bands. Local bands regularly frequent the riverfront area highlighting the river valley's finest. * Fort Smith Symphony, the oldest orchestra in the state. The symphony is a per-service professional orchestra composed of musicians from Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springfield, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Norman, Dallas, Little Rock, New York, Florida and other


played defensive

on the bandstand to play with the band. He got his first guitar at the age of eight. After the family moved to Moore, Oklahoma, Keith attended Highland West Junior High and Moore High School (Moore High School, Oklahoma), where he played defensive end on the football (American football) team. , and as of the end of 2005, had 13,127 interments. Education and military service One of eight children, Cotton was born in tiny Corley in Logan County, Arkansas. He graduated in 1917 from high school in Fort Smith (Fort Smith, Arkansas), the seat of Sebastian County (Sebastian County, Arkansas). The route between St. Louis and Springfield (Springfield, Missouri) is an old road. It had traditionally been a Native American trail, known as the "Osage Indian Trail". By the early-to-mid-19th century, settlers laid a telegraph line along the road (it continued south from Springfield to Fort Smith, Arkansas). It then was called the "Wire Road", and later the "Old Wire Road" after the telegraph line came down. History The history of Route 66 in Oklahoma can be traced back to two auto trails—the St. Louis, Missouri–Las Vegas, New Mexico, main route of the Ozark Trails network, and the Fort Smith, Arkansas–Amarillo, Texas, Postal Highway. Map of the Ozark Trails In the state highway system, approved in mid-1924, the portions of these in Oklahoma, which crossed at Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK), became State Highway 7 (State Highway 7 (Oklahoma 1920s)) and State Highway 3 (State Highway 3 (Oklahoma 1920s)) respectively. State of Oklahoma, Preliminary Designation of the State Highway System, approved August 28, 1924 Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas, 1926, accessed via the Broer Map Library U.S. Route 66 was designated in late 1926, and followed these state highways with one exception: a new '''State Highway 39''' was created to carry Route 66, leaving SH-7 at Commerce (Commerce, OK) and heading east and north to the state line in the direction of Baxter Springs, Kansas. Oklahoma State Highway System 1927, Progress Map as of November 1, 1927 (The short stub of SH-7 north of Commerce remained until it became part of US-69 (US-69 (OK)) in the mid-1930s. Oklahoma State Highway Commission, Official State Highway Map of Oklahoma, February 1934 ) Texas Human Services caseworkers took another 20 children into custody on Tuesday in investigations into properties controlled by the organization in Fouke (w:Fouke, Arkansas), Texarkana (w:Texarkana, Arkansas) and Fort Smith (w:Fort Smith, Arkansas), Arkansas. According to Associated Press (w:Associated Press), nine girls and 11 boys ages 1 to 17 were taken into care of the state Tuesday. The children were given health screenings by the state on Wednesday, and received mental health and education assessments. Department of Human Services spokeswoman Julie Munsell said that the children taken by the state on Tuesday had no signs of poor health, and did not need any pressing medical attention. The children were placed in foster care in Arkansas, and Miller County Circuit Judge Kirk Johnson will convene a hearing Monday to determine if these children should stay in foster care.


contemporary television

Public Radio - KISR 93.7 Top 40 - KFPW (KFPW-FM) 94.5 Hard Rock - KERX 95.3 Variety - KKBD 95.9 Classic Rock - KZBB 97.9 Variety - KMAG (KMAG (FM)) 99.1 Country - KTCS (KTCS-FM) 99.9 Country - KLSZ 100.7 Sports - KBBQ-FM 102.7 Urban Hip Hop - KHGG (KHGG-FM) 103.1 Sports - KQBK 104.7 Oldies - KZKZ (KZKZ-FM) 106.3 Christian - KEZA 107.9 Adult Contemporary

Television Television stations in the Fort Smith area include: Border "1" !Call letters !! Number !! Network - KFSM (KFSM-TV) 5 CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) - KFTA (KFTA-TV) 24 Fox (Fox Broadcasting Company) - KWNL (KWNL-CD) 31 Univision - KXNW 34 MyNetworkTV - KHBS 40 ABC (American Broadcasting Company) - KFDF (KFDF-CD) 44 MundoFOX - KNWA (KNWA-TV) 51 National

Fort Smith, Arkansas

'''Fort Smith''' is the second-largest city in Arkansas and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County (Sebastian County, Arkansas). in 2012, it is the principal city of the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area (Fort Smith metropolitan area), a region of 298,592 residents which encompasses the Arkansas counties of Crawford (Crawford County, Arkansas), Franklin (Franklin County, Arkansas), and Sebastian, and the Oklahoma counties Le Flore (Le Flore County, Oklahoma) and Sequoyah (Sequoyah County, Oklahoma).

Fort Smith has a sister city relationship with Cisterna, Italy (Cisterna di Latina), site of the World War II Battle of Cisterna, fought by United States Army Rangers commanded by Fort Smith native William O. Darby.

Fort Smith lies on the Arkansas-Oklahoma state border, situated at the junction of the Arkansas (Arkansas River) and Poteau Rivers, also known as Belle Point. The city began as a western frontier military post in 1817 and would later become well known for its role in the settling of the "Wild West" (American Old West) and its law enforcement heritage.

In 2007, Fort Smith was selected by the United States Department of the Interior to be the location of the new United States Marshals Service National Museum.

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