Wife of Fort Smith Judge Helped Establish Community
Posted: April 18, 2014 at 5 a.m.
History remembers the border between Arkansas and the Indian Territory as a wild and woolly place, with "Hanging Judge" Isaac C. Parker adjudicating federal cases in the Western District of Arkansas from his courtroom in Fort Smith. Certainly, it was not a place fit for a woman of breeding.
Go & Do
Mary O’Toole Parker
Living History Presentation
What: Sue Robison, a living history volunteer, speaks on the life of the wife “Hanging Judge” Isaac C. Parker
When: 10 am. and 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: Fort Smith National Historic Site, 301 Parker Ave.
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