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Fort Smith in Sebastian County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Sebastian County California Gold Seekers

 
 
Sebastian County California Gold Seekers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
1. Sebastian County California Gold Seekers Marker
Inscription.

The emigrant train of Forty-Niners, 5,000 strong, set out from Fort Smith in April, 1849, with an escort of United States [Army] Regulars under the command of Captain R. B. Marcy.
 
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Commission and Arkansas History Commission. (Marker Number A33.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission, and the California Trail marker series.
 
Location. 35° 23.159′ N, 94° 25.543′ W. Marker is in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in Sebastian County. Marker can be reached from Rogers Avenue east of 6th Street (Arkansas Highway 255), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the county courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 South 6th Street, Fort Smith AR 72901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 50 Year Concrete Street Service Award 1963 (here, next to this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (a few steps from this marker); United Spanish War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Our Confederate Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Sebastian County Seat of Justice

Sebastian County California Gold Seekers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 17, 2016
2. Sebastian County California Gold Seekers Marker
County courthouse in background
(within shouting distance of this marker); Moon Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Phoenix Block (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Smith.
 
Also see . . .  Effect of the California Gold Rush [on Arkansas]. (Submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. ExplorationIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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