A place worth revisiting

Looking for a road trip destination with “True Grit”? Fort Smith, Arkansas, may just be it.

Movie aficionados will no doubt be groaning after my “dad joke” above referencing the Charles Portis novel that inspired two movies of the same name.

I won’t say which version of the story of Marshall Rooster Cogburn, Mattie Ross, and Ranger LaBeouf is my favorite, but I do love the story, and the historic events that inspired it.

I first visited Fort Smith National Historic Site back in 1995 as a member of a volunteer cannon crew from Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.

I’ve returned many times over the years for a variety of reasons, but Fort Smith always is a lot of fun to visit.

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