423 North 5th, Fort Smith Arkansas 72901
Built about 1850, the house is one of the oldest still standing in Fort Smith
. Reutzel, a native of Dormstadt, Germany, owned the largest cotton shipping firm on the Arkansas River
, and used half-timbers and brick nogging in the construction of his home. Plastered both inside and out, the home featured gun ports still visible under the porch. The home was fully restored in 1973. It houses a private business and is not open to the public.
Other History nearby:
(Muskogee) Ataloa Lodge
(Fort Smith) Belle Grove Historic District
(Poteau) Caboose Museum
(Fort Smith) Casper Reutzel Haus
(Fort Smith) Clayton House
(Van Buren) Crawford County Courthouse
07/23 Coming to The Fort Smith area
OK Mozart Festival Bartlesville OK June9-15 Oklahoma's Premier Music Festival,
OK Mozart brings the highest quality professional musical and cultural experience to the state of Oklahoma and the middle United States.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.
Tulsa Greek Festival Tulsa OK September19-21 Build your own Greek dinner, enjoy some Greek desserts, buy a Greek cookbook with an area flavor, and imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of Mediterranean life.
Arkansas Apple Festival Lincoln AR October4-6 The centerpiece of the festival is the unequalled variety of arts and crafts, featuring works of some of the most talented artisans in the Ozarks. One of the highlights of the Arkansas Apple Festival is the Apple Core Throwing Contest, a test of strength, accuracy, aerodynamics, and just plain luck.