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Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
231 East Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701
800-245-3678
620-223-3566
FAX 620-223-3574

 


:: Fort Scott Trivia     

  • Fort Scott was named for U.S. Army General Winfield Scott.
  • Fort Scott is located on the Frontier Military Historic Byway (Hwy 69), which originally was a military road connecting Fort Leavenworth with Fort Scott and Fort Gibson, Oklahoma.
  •  In the height of the railroad era, seven rail lines ran through Fort Scott. Today two lines remain.
  • Susan B. Anthony was a frequent visitor to Fort Scott to see her brother, John, who managed the Singer Sewing Machine Company.
  • Bat Masterson's brother, Tom, ran the Delmonico Pool Hall in Fort Scott.
  • Fort Scott has approximately 14 miles of native brick streets.
  • Fort Scott is the site of National Cemetery #1, commissioned by President Abraham Lincoln.
  • One of Fort Scott's native sons is Gordon Parks, photographer, choreographer, and filmmaker.  He is, perhaps, best known for his films "The Learning Tree" and the original "Shaft."

     
Gordon Parks


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