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Fort Smith, Arkansas: U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves And His Dog

Bronze statue of U.S. marshal Bass Reeves on his horse with his dog following. Bass, a former slave, captured criminals and kept Hanging Judge Parker's court full.

200 Garrison Ave., Fort Smith, AR
West edge of town, on the south side of US-64/Garrison Ave., just east of the bridge across the Arkansas River.
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Lawman Bass Reeves statue

The Real Lone Ranger

Bronze statue of lawman Bass Reeves atop his horse with his dog following. Bass kept Hanging Judge Parker's court full. He would go into the Indian Territory and bring criminals to justice. It's been said that his story later inspired the creation of the Lone Ranger.

[Gan Nunnally, 08/05/2020]

Reeves, a former slave, was the first black U.S. deputy marshal west of the Mississippi.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Miss Laura's Social ClubMiss Laura's Social Club, Fort Smith, AR - < 1 mi.
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Giant Beer Can - As Seen on TV, Lavaca, AR - 14 mi.

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