By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht

ISBN-10: 0891127526

ISBN-13: 9780891127529

A selection of attention-grabbing and colourful tales spanning the heritage of Abilene, Texas.

Although Abilene has lengthy lived within the shadows of the literary limelight, it has no longer been for an absence of fine writing, stable writers, or attention-grabbing tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now bargains a neighborhood scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 pals have stopped via for a trip. The laughter is strong and the grins large as tales are advised and thoughts jogged.

Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a number of old chestnuts. supply your recognition to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the earlier. 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 non-public point which A.C. Greene wove into the vast majority of his writings.

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Biography--Anecdotes. I. Dromgoole, Glenn. II. Moore, Jay, 1960-III. 4’727--dc23 2012043643 Cover photo: Jennifer Raney Collection Caption for cover photo: Parade along Pine Street, 1920s. com 13 14 15 16 17 18 / 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Abilene Is Hometown Prologue: The Spirit of Abilene Village of My Heart—A. C. GREENE Abilene’s Special Secret—GLENN DROMGOOLE Train Whistle—JAY MOORE Buffalo Days: Before Abilene A Perfect Arrowhead—BOB GREEN Site of the Indian Fights of 1871, Abilene—NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Letter from Fort Phantom Hill—CLINTON LEAR Fort Phantom Hill—JOHN H.

Berry, Guy Kemper, Billy Pennington, R. V. Rucker. Kept forever young by being offered in a war that consumed them before they were twenty-five. How much of your remembering is not what they were but what you think they would have been? Those who seemed gifted toward some prescribed use? William Smith, of dour loyalty; Chuck Francis, the fairness in him already recognized by us as unusual; Delmon Rice, with a watchmaker’s scrutiny of things. Are our villages but the extension and expansion of human ego, or the last possible Eden where reality can retreat to innocence?

Late at night, I can hear the whistle and low rumble of the passing trains. Our home is six blocks from the tracks, and in the quiet night air I hear the trains announce their Abilene arrival. Tucking my three-year old daughter into bed, I ask if she hears the train. ” I tell her that the very reason Abilene exists is because the train goes by. Listening in the dark, I think about our hometown and of the people who built it and of the stories I will tell my daughter. Some days we go to the park and, as she grows, I want her to understand that before the names Scarborough, Kirby, and Will Hair became parks, they were men who helped build this city, each serving as mayor.

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