Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves - Fort Smith AR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Where's George
N 35° 23.351 W 094° 25.737
15S E 370221 N 3917140
Quick Description: This sign tells the story of an extraordinary old west lawman. It is located in Pendergraft Park, near the statue of Bass Reeves and his horse.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2013 6:43:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ87B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member arkansas stickerdude
Views: 5

Long Description:
DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL BASS REEVES

THIS STATUE WAS ERECTED IN 2012 AS A RESULT OF GROWING

AWARENESS OF THE EXTRAORDINARY SERVICE OF BASS REEVES, AN

AFRICAN-AMERICAN FORMER SLAVE WHO BECAME A HIGHLY

RESPECTED DEPUTY U.S. MARSHAL. THE DEEDS OF AFRICAN-

AMERICAN AND NATIVE AMERICAN LAWMEN AND CITIZENS WERE

OFTEN OVERLOOKED IN STANDARD HISTORY ACCOUNTS FOR MUCH OF THE

20TH CENTURY. A FULLER PICTURE OF THE DIVERSITY OF THE PEOPLE

WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS

AVAILABLE AT THE FORT SMITH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE AS

WELL AS THE VARIOUS STATE AND TRIBAL SITES AND

MUSEUMS ACROSS THE ARKANSAS RIVER IN THE FORMER

INDIAN TERRITORY, NOW THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA.
Link to Marker: Not listed

History of Marker: Not listed

Additional Parking: Not Listed

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