Why This One Underrated Arkansas City Is Actually Awesome
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.
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.
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