This week in Fort Smith history: Jan. 26-Feb. 1

Jan. 26, 1890 — Jim July Starr, widower of Belle Starr and a notorious horse thief, dies at the U.S. jail in Fort Smith, succumbing to injuries after a U.S. marshal shot him the week before in Ardmore, Indian Territory.Jan. 26, 1948 — The original Christ the King Church building burns, with only the walls, roof and tabernacle surviving.Jan. 27, 1909 — Friends arriving at an afternoon party at the Lexington […]

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