Fort Smith, Arkansas
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dancing without wearing a seat belt
Frank Boardman "Pistol Pete" Eaton (October 26, 1860 – April 8, 1958) was an American author, cowboy, scout, Indian fighter, and Deputy U. S. Marshal for Judge Isaac C. Parker. He was also known to throw a coin in the air, draw and shoot it before it hit the ground.
William O. Darby (8 February 1911 – 30 April 1945) was a United States Army colonel who was killed in action during World War II and posthumously promoted to brigadier general. Darby led the famous Darby's Rangers which evolved into the US Army Rangers which were made famous by the motion picture named Darby's Rangers in 1958. Darby was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a bachelor of science degree...
1996 Fort Smith tornado was a catalyst for downtown change
A tornado that swept through Fort Smith, Arkansas, under the cover of darkness on April 21, 1996, cost lives and historic buildings, but it also reignited interest in developing the city's downtown, a longtime businessman said. #FortSmith #FtSmith #ARwx
For twenty-one years, from 1875 to 1896, Isaac C. Parker, Judge of the U.S. Court of the Western District of Arkansas, was the law west of Fort Smith, holding exclusive jurisdiction over 74,000 square miles and 60,000 people in Arkansas and Indian Territory. In this colorful yet carefully researched account of the "Hanging Judge," Glenn Shirley also traces the careers of such famous criminals as the Daltons, Belle Starr, the Buck gang, and Cole Younger.