Man, what a fun day. I took lots of photos. Maybe I’ll write some personal stuff tomorrow. Joe “Dilla” Davis has the inside stuff. He rode shotgun all the way from Cheyenne. I hear tell he’s doing a journal for Entertainment Fort Smith.
Just the short sprint from Roland, Oklahoma to downtown Fort Smith was a hoot.
Marshal O’Connell (Arkansas’ Western Dist.) and Joe Davis of ABF
The special cuffs that locked the load
Dilla shakes hands with Marshal O’Connell before making the final run to the crowd on the riverfront in Fort Smith (future home of the U.S. Marshals Museum). John Lloyd, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Oklahoma is looking on. After all, we’re in his territory as we set the stage.
A police escort — Arkansas State Police, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Fort Smith Police, and U.S. Marshals Service — puts the treasure in the “rocking chair” as we approach the Garrison Avenue bridge. I’m the only car what ain’t got no lights or sirens. 🙂
Marshals Service Historian David Turk shows the crowd samples of USMS museum artifacts.
More photos on Flickr.