Oh sure, it was quite a few years ago, almost 69 years, 1947 to be exact. But most people still know that Roswell, NM, is associated with some sort of UFO event. So, of course, we had to see for ourselves.
Fort Smith (pics) was first established in 1817 when the first fort was built on a rocky bluff at the junction of the Poteau and Arkansas rivers. It was established to maintain peace between local Osage Indians, emigrating Cherokees (who were being forced to move westward) and non-Indian settlers. The fort was abandoned in 1824.