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 no longer been for an absence of fine writing, sturdy writers, or attention-grabbing 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 associates have stopped by means of for a trip. The laughter is powerful and the grins wide as tales are advised and stories jogged.
Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a number of old chestnuts. provide your cognizance 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. enjoy the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. hear for the non-public aspect which A.C. Greene wove into the majority of his writings.
The assortment starts off with tales from prior to Abilene...
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Since then, one of those lots has sold for $100,000. Two years after Abilene’s birth, citizens voted to legally incorporate into a municipality and in the same election selected attorney Dan B. Corley as the first mayor. Corley and the City Commissioners quickly set out to codify proper bounds for Abilene behavior. EARLY ORDINANCES ON PUBLIC MORALS AND DECENCY Approved by the Abilene City Commission, March 9, 1883 Section 1 Be it ordained by the town council of the town of Abilene. That it shall be unlawful for any male person to voluntarily walk or ride in the streets of the town of Abilene with any commonly reputed prostitute or lewd woman.
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?
I am now only waiting to have the result of my application; in the event of its failing I shall instantly renew it, & the Col’s approval, as comd. officer of the Regt. will insure my success. My health is as good as ever in my life. I have gained from 8 to 10 pounds since I left Washita, and the exercise I take gives me a healthy appetite & our table is never set without wild turkey. I believe there are now three large fat fellows hanging in the tree before my tent. Again my sweet wife I beg God to bless & protect you.