Younger's Bend

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The site is much easier to get to now, than twenty years ago! Used to have to go over very scary bridges to get there.
The new owner has really cleaned the place up. He brought the old Shirley place down from Carthage, Mo. and rebuilt it. Belle’s cabin is long gone.
From what I have read, she would ride over to Fort Smith from Younger’s Bend in one day…60 miles…side-saddle!
When Belle was living, most of the timber had been cleared out, used for fires or building. You could easily watch the river from there to see if the law was coming!

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