Officer's Garden

Officer's Garden (HM13S8)

Location: Fort Smith, AR 72901 Sebastian County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 23.328', W 94° 25.804'

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"The walls were almost hidden by a wealth of vines and foliage, and the enclosed space was as green as nature and care could make it. Beautiful flower beds were kept well tended by the soldiers and added greatly to the beauty of the grounds."
Mary Rutherford Cravens recalling Fort Smith in the 1850s

A garden provided many benefits to the soldiers and their families at Fort Smith. Fresh vegetables in the garden behind the officer's quarters provided a healthy addition to their daily diet. Herbs were used as seasoning and medicine. Flowers brightened an otherwise monotonous fort life. Working in the garden was part of the daily routine for officers' wives and children. The garden also served as a pleasant gathering place for friends and family.
HM NumberHM13S8
Placed ByFort Smith National Historic Site National Park Services, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 1:34am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 370119 N 3917099
Decimal Degrees35.38880000, -94.43006667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 23.328', W 94° 25.804'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 23' 19.68" N, 94° 25' 48.24" W
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Area Code(s)501, 479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith AR 72901, US
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