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Archeological Investigations Conducted in Support of the Fort Smith Barracks/Courthouse/Jail Rehabilitation (2000)
DOCUMENT Full-Text Douglas D. Scott. William J. Hunt, Jr..

Archeological investigations were conducted at Fort Smith National Historic Site as part of mitigation measures for site development. Excavations were undertaken around the exterior of the courthouse/jail complex and in the vicinity of the guardhouse site. The guardhouse site was found to have been destroyed by later Fort Smith town-building activities. The excavations around the courthouse/jail complex recovered evidence of the original galleries and porches that once existed on either side...