Highway 64: Frontier settlement

Fort Smith National Historic Site preserves the courthouse that was considered the last outpost of civilization before the Wild West. During frontier days, people used to say, "There is no Sunday west of St. Louis, and no God west of Fort Smith."

 

Exploration and expansion

Highway 64 links five Sun Belt states with dynamic roles in the modern economy. Historically, all five played important roles in America’s development. From the site of the Lost Colony to the wagon ruts of the Santa Fe Trail, travelers will find that 64 makes it easy to explore American history.

The following sites are good places to learn about the exploration and settlement of America. The links vary greatly in depth, but all will help visitors confirm the locations and other basics about various sites. Text links will take you to descriptions of these places within this site. External links, which will open in a new browser window, will take you directly to other Web sites about the attractions.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, N.C. (text)
David Crockett State Park, Tenn.
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Pink Palace Museum, Memphis, Tenn.
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Parkin Archaeological State Park, Ark.
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Petit Jean State Park, Ark.
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Fort Smith National Historic Site, Ark.
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Miss Laura’s, Ark.
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Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Okla.
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Homesteader’s Sod House, Okla.
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Pawnee Bill Home, Okla.
Santa Fe National Historic Trail, N.M.
Cumbres and Toltec scenic railroad, N.M.
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