By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht
A selection 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 fine writing, stable writers, or fascinating tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now bargains a group scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 buddies have stopped via for a trip. The laughter is powerful and the grins large as tales are advised and thoughts jogged.
Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a couple of historic chestnuts. provide your cognizance to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the previous. Step into the poetry of these who recognize this position good and some who simply saw it in passing. relish the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. pay attention for the private point which A.C. Greene wove into the majority of his writings.
The assortment starts off with tales from sooner than Abilene...
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The first municipal election was on January 2, 1883. And right away the newly organized village set out to get the seat of county government moved from Buffalo Gap. It was not an easy undertaking The county seat should be on the railroad, in what was already the largest town in the county, Abilene argued. No, it should be near the center of the county where it already was, Buffalo Gap retorted. Abilenians started a petition for a county seat election and by September 1883 had the needed signatures, one hundred freeholders.
That evening Abilene had its first celebration, a party saluting the arrival of the first train. Cowboys and early homesteaders joined tent-dwellers already come to await the sale of town lots on March 15. All these gathered near the tracks, eyes straining to see the first glimmer of the headlight as the train came over the rise from Baird. My Aunt Mollie was in the group. It was a huge and noisy celebration. ” An anvil is a massive iron or steel block on which metal pieces—horseshoes, for example—are hammered into shape.
Step into the poetry of those who know this place well and a few who just observed it in passing. Appreciate the sharp insight and the peerless pen of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. Listen for the personal element which A. C. Greene wove into nearly all of his writings. And when you finish this book, pick up and read his evocative A Personal Country and be reminded that home is your fortune. You will find Greene’s works listed along with many others in a Suggested Reading list at the back of this book.