Bass Reeves Statue Unveiling Events
Date: 5/24/2012 Album ID: 1475159
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A statue of U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves is unveiled at Ross Pendergraft Park in downtown Fort Smith, Saturday, May 26, 2012. Events surrounding the unveiling include an art exhibition, a meet the artist party, author luncheon, awards gala and recognition dinner, Fort Smith National Historic Site programs.
BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD T. Baridi Nikokheli, left, portraying Bass Reeves and sculptor and artist Harold T. Holden stand by the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument after an unveiling on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Ross Pendergraft Park.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD A crowd watches as the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument is unveiled during a dedication ceremony at Ross Pendergraft Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD A crowd watches as the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument is unveiled during a dedication ceremony at Ross Pendergraft Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD A crowd gathers around the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument on Saturday, May 26, 2012 after a dedication ceremony at Ross Pendergraft Park.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Alyse Eady sings the National Anthem at the start of the dedication ceremony for the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Ross Pendergraft Park.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders speaks on Saturday, May 26, 2012 during the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument Dedication Ceremony at Ross Pendergraft Park.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders, left, excepts the deed from Craig Pair, chairman of the Bass Reeves Legacy Initiative, on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument Dedication at Ross Pendergraft Park.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Steve Womack, U.S. Rep., 3rd District of Arkansas, speaks during the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument Dedication ceremony at Ross Pendergraft Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD U.S. Senator John Boozman speaks during the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument Dedication at Ross Pendergraft Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Heath Wright performs during the Bass Reeves Music Festival at Ross Pendergraft Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Also performing were Tiffany christopher, Carter Sampson, Tom Ware & Grant pierson and Bobby Lopez.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Judge Paul Brady, left, great nephew of Bass Reeves, greets Samara Cain, 13, left, as Louie McKinney, former director U.S, Marshals Service and Margaret Taylor look on during the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument Dedication at Ross Pendergraft Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD The Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument is unveiled at Ross Pendergraft Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Michael and Brenda Enoch look on with their grand children Ka'Mariona, 1, and Ka'Terrion, 2, during the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument Dedication at Ross Pendergraft Park on Saturday, May 26, 2012.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Benjamin West and his father, Ray West look on during the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Ross Pendergraft Park.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Judge Jim Spears works on a water color painting of the Clayton House as others enjoy the music performed by Herschel Parker. The Clayton House held Bringing the Book to Life: A Celebration of the Bass Reeves Reading Program and Bass Reeves legacy Initiative on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Author Vaunda Nelson was on hand to sign her book Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, U.S. Deputy Marshal. Guest were treated to Chuck Wagon Vittles brought in and cooked up by Ken Swilling and Rick Yates.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Historian Art Burton talks about the life of Bass Reeves on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Fort Smith Museum of History.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Sculptor and artist Harold T. Holden answers questions about the process of creating the Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves Monument on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Fort Smith Museum of History.
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BRIAN D. SANDERFORD  TIMES RECORD Herschel Parker sings a song he wrote The Tall Black Man on the Big Horse on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the Clayton House.
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