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Friday, October 10, 2008

Other things in Fort Smith

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and remind all your female friends and family to get a check up too!

Just a side note... Men can get breast cancer too..

Another important building in Fort Smith was
Miss Laura's Social Club
located between the railroad and the river did a thriving business

Miss Laura (reenactor) & her quarters

after meeting Miss Laura at front door and buying the "tokens"
the gentlemen waited to meet the "entertainers"
& model of an entertainer

Stain glass window on the stairway to "paradise"
typical bedroom of one of the nine girls

The U.S. National Cemetery contains almost 10,000 graves - among them Judge Isaac Parker and "Darby's Rangers" founder William O. Darby. The colorful "Avenue of Flags" is displayed each year on patriotic holidays. Also my SIL's father is burried here... The kids wanted to go by to visit their grandfather who is buried thereand they wanted to show us where he was burried.

Clayton House originally built in the 1850's, this classic Victorian Renaissance baroque mansion was greatly enlarged when bought in 1882 by William Henry Harrison Clayton, who was District Attorney during Judge Parker's tenure on the federal bench.

Sebastion County Seat of Justice

This is a unique building that was built in 1861 and I thought was beautiful

The Emaculate Conception Church

The church, which is still in use today, was completed in less than 18 months and was dedicated on June 1, 1899.

Riverfront downtown Fort Smith

The Park at West End

A restored original late-1930s Ferris wheel that was built and displayed at the 1935 San Diego World’s Fair, centers this old-fashioned amusement park. Also includes a hand-painted carousel from Italy, a 1957 Pullman dining car that has been converted into a diner, a 1963 British Leyland double-decker that has been turned into a concession stand, and a Penny Arcade of retro arcade games. Our kids go here several times a year and have a lot of fun...

So as you can see Fort Smith and surrounding areas have a lot to see and do... we just touched on a little bit of it and will be coming back to explore further... Saturday the town of Van Buren is having a Fall Festival which we are going to be going to... Love small town festivals and I am excited about going to it... also going to to the Paint the Park Pink in
Fort Smith...

Until Later
Hugs And Kisses


Gone said...

Beautiful pictures...my favorite would have to be the CLAYTON HOUSE...it's so pretty!

nikkicrumpet said...

Wow who knew there was so much to see in Fort Smith! I love all the cool old buildings. Looks like a good day was had by all!

Anonymous said...

Good morning!! Well, you made the circle didn't you? From social ladies to grave yards to churches and then some rides!! lol Lovely pictures and I enjoyed the history! I would have loved to have been there, too!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Oh my! the social club! The world's oldest profession! hee! hee!

Beautiful church, it's huge! Thanks for the photos and the tour.

Picket said...

Ohhhh more great pics and history..love it! I am so glad you like the chicken & dumplings and thanks for letting me know about the Davinci egg noodles...I will have to try those also! Have a great weekend girl!

Bo said...

Hi Donna...this was a fun excursion..the social club was a hoot! I love seeing old buildings and homes and try to invision what it was like living way back then..
;-) Bo

Justine said...

Wow, you are finding such neat places to visit!!!! I wanna come! Hope you have a great time at the fair today!!!!!!

Justine :o )


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