Abilene History in Plain Sight by Jay Moore

By Jay Moore

Abilene heritage in undeniable Sight is a consultant to the folk, areas, and occasions that outline Abilene. It presents the excessive vantage element from that you come to understand the lives at the back of the names—Cooper highschool, Shotwell Stadium, and Maxwell golfing Course—and to satisfy people who are commemorated via the naming of a park or road (such as Egbert Kirby, Nelson Wilson, Vera Minter, and Walker Ely). during this attractive e-book, the earlier is picked up, dusted off, and given a brand new shine. As you examine the tale at the back of the church, institution, or university that you simply force previous, it's going to create a connection that serves to endear Abilene to you extra deeply.This is a e-book that brings the relics of the prior out of the darkish and directly into the native land on your center.

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CLINTON KEEPS THE PEACE The Abilene chief of police placed the following notice on page one of the Abilene Daily Reporter in 1910: “Persons owning pigeons are notified that unless they are kept in captivity they will be shot by the city officers. ” Signed, Chief J. J. Clinton It seems that town marshal, fire chief, and, later, chief of police John Clinton often issued edicts and used newsprint to remind town folk of Abilene city ordinances which they were to abide by and which he was compelled to enforce.

In a gracious recognition to those who first walked the halls, members of the Class of ’24 were invited back to the campus by their soon-to-be fellow Eagle grads for an afternoon get-together and a chance to once again walk the maple floors of their past. Today, legions of current and former Abilenians who drive past David Castle’s impressive design, in person or simply in their minds, can see—and feel—so much more. Whenever I drive down Grape Street I seldom fail to glance up at the roof just over the school’s front door.

Finally, all felt that such a large reservoir—seven miles in length and holding twenty-four billion gallons—would support a future Abilene population of 150,000. ) History suggests that Abilene city officials held some measure of affinity for the old Guitar silos when, in 1942, city commissioners turned down a request by Army engineers stationed at Camp Barkeley who sought permission to blow up the silos for detonation practice. NEIGHBORLY NAMESAKES A fair number of towns and crossroads surround Abilene with a few getting gobbled up by the spreading municipality.

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