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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.

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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.

Admission: Free

Information: 266-3727

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