It’s known as Commissary Depot or Quartermaster’s Storehouse, part of National Historic Site. In 1850’s the the first floor of the building held supplies used by explorers and soldiers while the second floor served as an office for Federal Judge Isaac C. Parker.
The inside of the first floor is as yesterday’s post.
The conditions at the federal jail at Fort Smith were so horrible that it received the nickname “Hell on the Border.” Up to 50 men were crowded into one large cell with limited ventilation and poor sanitary conditions. http://www.nps.gov/fosm/index.htm
the Poteau River taken from Fort Smith National Historic Site.
the arkansas river taken from fort smith national historic site.
if you gave me several million years, there would be nothing that did not grow in beauty if it were surrounded by water — jan erik vold.
garrison bridge over the arkansas river, taken from fort smith national historic site.