June Execution Anniversaries – Interpretive Program

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 June Execution Anniversaries

In the 1800s, hanging was the only method of execution used by the federal court at Fort Smith.  Between 1873 and 1896, 86 people were executed on the gallows. On anniversary dates of executions, Fort Smith National Historic Site offers interpretive programs at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. These programs include an overview of the condemned and their victims, the federal court, and how an execution was conducted. Admission is free.

Thursday, June 26th  Execution of James Arcine and William Parchmeal
Saturday, June 28th  Execution of John Thornton
Sunday, June 29th  Execution of William Finch, Martin Joseph, and Te-o-lit-se
Monday, June 30th   Execution of Edward Fulsom and Boudinot Crumpton alias Bood Burris

Fort Smith National Historic Site is located in downtown Fort Smith.  To access the free parking lot from Garrison Avenue, turn south on 4th Street and west on Garland Avenue.  For more information on the park, please call the park at 479-783-3961.