We went on a field trip to the Fort Smith History Museum with some friends of ours that we hadn't seen for a while, the Petersons. We saw a lot of interesting things, the kids liked dressing up as soldiers and cowboys.
Don't mess with the Sheriff!They had a little soda shop where we had some ice cream, and this phone booth. The younger kids all climbed in there, I don't know if you can tell by the photo but there are 5 or 6 kiddos in there. In the same room there was on display old apothecary & drug store stuff, we found an old container that said Dried Dragon's Blood. It sounds like something for a witches brew. I wonder where they found a dragon to get blood from?
We then went to the fort and jail area, because this fort was on the border of the wild west there was a lot of lawlessness in the area. There was a Judge known as the hanging Judge, because as you can guess there were a lot of hangings performed under his direction. But he served for about 20 years and he helped clean up the place and make it safer to live there.