By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht
A choice of interesting and colourful tales spanning the background of Abilene, Texas.
Although Abilene has lengthy lived within the shadows of the literary limelight, it has now not been for a scarcity of excellent writing, sturdy writers, or fascinating tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now deals a neighborhood scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 acquaintances have stopped by means of for a trip. The laughter is powerful and the grins large as tales are instructed and thoughts jogged.
Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a number of old chestnuts. provide your cognizance to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the previous. Step into the poetry of these who be aware of this position good and some who simply saw it in passing. have fun with the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. hear for the private point which A.C. Greene wove into the vast majority of his writings.
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Any one violating this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction fined not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars. Section 10 That this ordinance take effect from and after its passage and publication. The snug setting of Taylor County’s first county seat—nestled in the Buffalo Gap of the Callahan Divide—would cost that picturesque village the courthouse. The Texas and Pacific Railroad opted to lay her tracks along the flatlands north of the Gap in order to avoid the changes in elevation, thus setting in motion the loss of the county seat for the good people of Buffalo Gap.
It may be a crossroads town where every face was a daily familiarity, it may be one certain block within a metropolis, but there is a village he has kept. The village is what he refers to when he is making his life decisions. When he cannot go back to the village and display his prizes, in pride or in scorn, he finds less satisfaction in achievement. He does not always love the village but he can never destroy it, for it is himself in it that makes it his village. Abilene is my village. It is the place I know best, the spot I have kept against change, although the town that made my village is very different, and so am I.
Because it had so short a military life, did the unrecorded tragedies remain stuck to those lonely stone chimneys, unerased by later, bolder events? S. Army outpost. But if I must point to one spot, one place, and say this is where I found history or where history found me, then it must be Fort Phantom Hill. Being a native of Abilene and born less than fifteen miles from the old fort, I knew, from my earliest recollection, it was where something “historic” had happened near my relatively unhistoric hometown.