FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A 114-foot flag pole has been erected outside the planned U.S. Marshals Museum on Friday.
The donated flag pole that arrived in mid-December was raised Friday. Museum vice president Jessica Hayes told The Southwest Times Record (http://bit.ly/10FIeFj ) that a dedication ceremony will be held at a later date.
The museum is to honor the U.S. marshals who were based in Fort Smith and patrolled the Indian territory that is now Oklahoma. It will be located along the Arkansas River with an eight-story tall arm facing west toward Oklahoma.
Museum officials hope to hold a formal ground-breaking to start construction on the planned $50 million project in 2014.