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‘The Western District’ play returns to the King Opera House
November 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
One event on November 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm
6:30p Door / 7:30 Show, $12 Adv. / $15 Door
The Western District Play written by Dr. Brandon Chase Goldsmith brings to life a missing part of Fort Smith history. On May 8th, 1871 the Western District Court of Arkansas was moved from Van Buren to the location famously known as Fort Smith’s “Hole in the Wall” saloon, a site that is today occupied by the restaurant, 21 West End. In only fourteen months and twenty days it becomes the most corrupt courthouse in the entire United States. The Western District, takes place during that time period and reveals the true, never before told, story behind the founding of First National Bank and the real reasons why Judge Parker came to the Fort Smith.