The year 2013 was a terrible year to be Fort Smith. Gallup named it the sixth most miserable city in America, and Business Insider picked up the story. After Business Insider made the results known, local news organizations plastered it all over the place. Social media was abuzz with the sad news. Fort Smith, though, being the scrappy little border city that it is, just shrugged its shoulders and decided to keep being Fort Smith. You see, the thing Gallup missed is that Fort Smith is actually awesome. Here are 17 reasons why:

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Keep on keepin’ on, Fort Smith. Never let those haters get you down.

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