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By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht

ISBN-10: 0891127526

ISBN-13: 9780891127529

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, reliable writers, or fascinating tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now deals a group scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 pals have stopped via for a trip. The laughter is powerful and the grins vast as tales are advised and thoughts jogged.

Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a couple of ancient chestnuts. provide your recognition 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. take pleasure in the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. pay attention for the private aspect which A.C. Greene wove into the vast majority of his writings.

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County total was 905 to 269. Gap residents protested the results. They said Abilene did not have 864 voters.

We are like the dove after the deluge, not one green sprig can we find to indicate that this was ever intended for man to inhabit. Indeed I cannot imagine that God ever intended white man to occupy such a barren waste. The ladies will have to live in tents all winter; how much they will suffer is sad to contemplate. The Col. & I get along better than you can possibly imagine—he asks me to dinner & sends the orderly for me alone to drink whiskey punch with him at night, and indeed the most amicable relations exist between us.

LEAR Dear Mary, When I say to you that we have a beautiful valley to look upon I have said everything favorable that could be said of this place. I have ridden for 5 or 6 miles in every direction from the post & nothing but barren hills meet the eye on every side. Our camp is pitched in a small grove of “black jack,” of about five acres extant, within 200 or 300 yards of a creek the water of which is salt, or brackish & bitter. A spring has been discovered 10 miles off and which affords very little water.

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