Published to commemorative Fort Smith’s historic bicentennial and scheduled for release in November 2017, Bridging Borders & Time—A Bicentennial Portrait of Fort Smith is both a history and present-day chronicle of life in this fascinating and historic southwest city. At a whopping 272 pages, this important coffee-table pictorial book is bursting with more than 250 photographs, many of them custom shot to portray Fort Smith life from myriad perspectives.
Not lost on natives, Fort Chaffee, (located in Fort Smith) is where Elvis got his world-famous haircut. HERE’s AN EXCERPT: “Elvis’ trademark pompadour was the subject of much discussion prior to his induction, and though the Army did not make an official statement on the matter, officials declared that the singer/actor would not receive any special treatment. TIME magazine reported that Elvis ‘jumped the clippers by getting a ‘normal’ haircut that shortened his sideburns a good inch, left him still looking much too dreamy for the Army.’ The military haircut Elvis received at Fort Chaffee was no doubt the most famous haircut ever given and the news was met with the sorrowful wails of many teeny boppers.”
Pre-publication sales have been brisk and Bookhouse is coordinating warehousing and distribution. Well over a thousand happy readers will enjoy receiving their much-anticipated copy as Christmas gifts.