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NPS Centennial Celebration: Book Signing and Presentations by Local Authors Regarding History of For

August 27, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Hear presentations by local authors who have written about the rich cultural heritage of Fort Smith and the Arkansas River Valley. The event is a celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. A centennial cake will be served. Authors will be available to sign their books, which will be available for purchase. With each purchase, the National Park Service give a free, Centennial Collectors' Edition postcard, a set of 24. 

The speakers are:
10 a.m. Jonita Mullins
Journey to an Untamed Land & Look Unto the Fields 
Mullins is an author and historian from Muskogee who has written both fiction and non-fiction books on early Arkansas and Oklahoma history.

Noon
Billy Higgins
Fort Smith: Vanguard of the Western Frontier History 
Fort Smith was established at Belle Point in the Arkansas fronteir. Higgins' book begins with the history of the fort from the Louisiana Purchase, before the first fort was built, through the Civil War and to the 20th century. 


2 p.m.
The Old John Clark Road 
The Old John Clark Road is an important frontier road built by the John Clark family and still in use. The story begins and ends with three young boys on the Clark Homestead in 1990, still owned by the descendants of John Clark. 

Admission: Free.

Event Location and Contact Information:
Fort Smith National Historic Site
301 Parker Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas

479-783-3961
https://www.nps.gov/fosm/index.htm


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