By Jay Moore
Abilene background in undeniable Sight is a advisor to the folks, locations, and occasions that outline Abilene. It offers the excessive vantage element from that you come to grasp the lives at the back of the names—Cooper highschool, Shotwell Stadium, and Maxwell golfing Course—and to satisfy people who are venerated by way of the naming of a park or highway (such as Egbert Kirby, Nelson Wilson, Vera Minter, and Walker Ely). during this attractive ebook, the earlier is picked up, dusted off, and given a brand new shine. As you study the tale at the back of the church, college, or university that you just force earlier, it's going to create a connection that serves to endear Abilene to you extra deeply.This is a publication that brings the relics of the earlier out of the darkish and immediately into the homeland on your center.
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In 1970, the congregation of Central Presbyterian united with its kin at First Presbyterian, resulting in Abilene’s oldest church taking on the unified name of First Central Presbyterian. Both church buildings were marketed for sale and whichever sold first would then move in with the other congregation. Central found a buyer for its Grape Street property and so they made the move a few blocks east to join First Presbyterian. Founder William Adolphus Minter died in 1908. What was described as the longest funeral procession in Abilene ended with Will Minter’s Christmas Eve funeral held in the church he established.
Additionally, it was predicted that such a reservoir would not fill up in less than forty-eight months. ) 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.
What is today a grocery store parking lot was earlier the site of an outdoor wedding with over two thousand guests. And there are those steps at the Abilene State Park where you first kissed your high school sweetheart. Community is knitted tighter when a shared past is known. A barely recognizable gas station, once serving a busy highway, appears oddly misplaced until you learn that the former highway is now a city street. Someone decodes the call letters of KRBC and they make perfect sense. ” The past explains why the seat of Taylor County is stuck up in the right-hand corner of the county and not smack dab in the middle like most county seats.
Abilene History in Plain Sight by Jay Moore