1860 - DISASTROUS CONFLAGRATION AT FORT SMITH. LOSS ESTIMATED AT $200,000. Fort Smith, Ark., Thursday, Sept. 20. This morning, at about 4 o'clock, a fire broke out in this place, which resulted in the destruction of the City Hotel and the GARRISON block of buildings.
The value of the buildings which were destroyed was about $100,000, and the following additional losses...Read MORE...
1860 - Hanging of Horse Thieves in Arkansas. FORT SMITH, Ark., Oct. 4. This afternoon a man named Martin H. Gilliam, alias Wm. Owen, formerly of Johnstown, Bates county, Missouri, was hung for horse stealing in the presence of a large concourse of citizens. - He was arrested some weeks since, and an effort made to hang him, during which he b...Read MORE...
1863 - September 1 - Federal troops reconquer Fort Smith Arkansas
1800s Late -Judge Isaac Parker often called the "Hanging Judge,” from Fort Smith, Arkansas ruled over the lawless land of Indian Territory in the late 1800s. Over almost two decades, nearly 80 men were hanged at Fort Smith.
1888 - Hail and Wind Storm Fort Smith, Arkansas: a destructive hail and wind storm visited this place on the 25th. Four small houses were demolished, and forty buildings were damaged, principally by hail. The lowest estimate of the value of the property destroyed is $25,000. This storm lasted from 8:30 to 10 p.m., the precipi...Read MORE...
1898 - TORNADO AT FORT SMITH. About Forty People Were Killed and Scores Injured. The Wind Swept Through the City, Clearing a Wide Path,
Crushing Dwellings, Churches and Big Business Blocks,
Burying the Inmates Under Piles of Brick and Timbers.
1909 - FIREBUGS START A $300,000 FIRE AT FT. SMITH Ft. Smith, Ark., May 17. - Fire here today destroyed the Ft. Smith Compress and it's contents of five thousand bales of cotton. The loss is estimated at $300,000, covered by insurance. It is believed that the fire was incendiary origin as the flames broke out simultaneously in a dozen different plac...Read MORE...
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