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Fort Smith, Arkansas, USA

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Fort Chaffee   (circa 1941)
Highway 22
Fort Smith, AR 72901

This 72,000-acre military base was the training site for thousands of troops heading overseas during World War II. Elvis Presley was inducted into the U.S. Army and began basic training here in 1958. Several memorial plaques honor World War II units formed here. The area of the camp that includes the barrack facilities is now part of the 7,000-acre Chaffee Crossing.

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Fort Smith Area Attractions

Clayton House
Miss Laura's Visitor Center
J.M. Sparks Home
Fort Smith Public Library
Fort Smith Trolley Museum
Fort Smith Art Center
Fort Smith National Historic Site
Darby House
Belle Grove Historic District
Fort Smith National Cemetery


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