By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht

ISBN-10: 0891127526

ISBN-13: 9780891127529

A choice 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 an absence of excellent writing, stable writers, or attention-grabbing tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now deals a group scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 neighbors have stopped via for a trip. The laughter is strong and the grins huge 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 realization to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the prior. Step into the poetry of these who understand 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 private point which A.C. Greene wove into the majority of his writings.

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In 1878, the company tried to entice two hundred Russian Mennonites to the center of Taylor County. The Russians sent an advance guard to inspect the site, and they determined that these immigrants could probably do better in Arkansas. The Eagle Colony would have a more disastrous outcome. In the spring of 1878, a land promoter calling himself Coldwater convinced a group of German immigrants that West Texas was the promised land. These Germans, recently arrived in America, were working at the Studebaker Wagon Factory in South Bend, Indiana.

It spills long horizons ahead of us, and we part its grass from above, staring hard enough to begin to see a world, long like Texas, deep as history goes after it happens, and ahead of us, pawed by our impatience. We came over the plains. Where are we going? B. Clack. LET THEM EAT CACTUS MARY HAMPTON CLACK “This is where we camped when we were out here hunting buffalo,” remarked my husband one day soon after our arrival. We were passing up a dim road leading from the present site of Colony Hill to Buffalo Gap.

He spent his waking hours wresting a living from what the land affords, as I do. He very likely fought, even killed, other men in the belief that it was his primary duty to keep the land safe from invaders. That is the way I rationalized about those I killed in warfare too. He surely wanted his sons and grandsons to call this land theirs, as I do. He has sadly buried his dead nearby, as I have. He himself has moldered away and added his dust to the land, as I shall do, but while alive we both have watched the sun come up over the same eastern hills and go down behind those same western ones, sidling across the horizon and back again as the solstice laws of the seasons directed.

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