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Abilene background in simple Sight is a consultant to the folk, locations, and occasions that outline Abilene. It presents the excessive vantage aspect 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 find themselves commemorated through the naming of a park or road (such as Egbert Kirby, Nelson Wilson, Vera Minter, and Walker Ely). during this enticing booklet, the earlier is picked up, dusted off, and given a brand new shine. As you examine the tale in the back of the church, institution, or university that you simply force prior, it is 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 earlier out of the darkish and instantly into the place of birth on your center.

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The new name is said to have resulted from a request by the US Postal Service. No one seemed to have a good idea until one fellow tossed his cap into the air and suggested it might please the post office officials if the name was Caps. A bit more believable, nearby View was dubbed as such because of the view—although, given the lack of elevation, it might just be referring to a view of the heavens. Southwest of Merkel, the community of Blair was named for Watt Blair, an early resident, while Tye memorializes Reverend John Tye, a Methodist circuit-rider.

At the age of twenty-eight, Lilius sailed from his native Stockholm, immigrating first to Minnesota before heading south to Texas and settling in the area around Oplin in 1875. He told friends that he crossed the Atlantic after urging from a fellow Swede (grandfather of Charles Lindbergh) who claimed that opportunity awaited anyone in the United States. Mr. Lilius was an insatiable reader and combined his love of books with his job as building custodian for Abilene’s Carnegie Library, a post he held for twenty years.

Father never thought you should mourn for the dead too long,” she said. ” Ironically, Mrs. Pickard would come to live on the street and would use the incorrect spelling in her correspondence. ” Bessie Radford BESSIE RADFORD’S GIFT McMurry College president Dr. Harold Cooke received the biggest surprise of his tenure in March of 1947 and it came at one of the most trying times in his life. That month a visitor arrived at Hendrick Hospital, knocked on the door of Dr. Cooke’s room, and entered bearing unbelievably good news—news which would give Abilene one of her most iconic buildings.

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