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Marshals Find Home in the Fort

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Marshals Find Home in the Fort

U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, and Representative John Boozman (R-AR) today congratulated the City of Fort Smith and the United States Marshals Service on the selection of Fort Smith as the new home of the Marshals Service National Museum.

"The entire community of Fort Smith should be proud of its efforts to bring the U.S. Marshals Museum home where it belongs," Lincoln said. "This museum recognizes Fort Smith's place as an important historical landmark west of the Mississippi."

"This museum is great news for the people of Fort Smith," Pryor said. "Since the days of Judge Isaac Parker, the U.S. Marshal Service has played an important role in American history. I'm proud of the people of Fort Smith, and I am also proud of the US Marshals and their hard work keeping our communities safe."

"Fort Smith has succeeded in ‘Bringing Home' the Marshals to a key place in the history of westward expansion of the United States," Boozman, a Fort Smith native, said. "From Judge Parker to Bass Reeves, Fort Smith has established itself as the center of Marshal history. I congratulate the men and women of the ‘Bring It Home' campaign, as well as the Marshals Service itself, in securing a site to honor our shared history."

http://pryor.senate.gov/newsroom/details.cfm?id=267208&

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