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    5 Reasons We Love Great Plains Theatre

    December 31, 2019

    Professional theatre, cinema, and education in one location, here are five reasons we love Abilene's Great Plains Theatre! 1. Professional Live Theatre Great Plains Theatre is the only...

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    5 Must-See Places in 2020

    December 30, 2019

    Get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolution to “travel more” by adding these five must-see places in Abilene to your list! 1. Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home Check out...

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    5 Must-See Murals in Abilene, Kansas

    December 23, 2019

    Thanks to generous donations from the Community Foundation of Dickinson County and Arts Council of Dickinson County, Abilene is home to a variety of unique, photo-worthy murals.  1. Abilene Mural...

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    Area History

    December 18, 2019

    A surveyor from Illinois searched for a quiet tract of solitude.  The sea of buffalo grass along the banks of Mud Creek made for an ideal setting.  It was July of 1857, a small cabin was built, and...

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    Works Progress Administration in Abilene

    December 18, 2019

    The Works Progress Administration (renamed during 1939 as the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest New Deal agency, employing millions to carry out public works projects, including the...

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    Fast Facts

    December 18, 2019

    The United Telephone Company, which is now Sprint, was formed in Abilene by C. L. Brown.  In 1922, Brown required employees to save 10% of their income for retirement. Dwight David Eisenhower, 34...

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    5 Fun Things To Do in Abilene With Your Family

    December 16, 2019

    If your idea of a family getaway is doing something a little different from the norm to make special memories together that will last a lifetime, then our small town’s one-of-a-kind, kid-friendly...

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    Annual Reports

    December 1, 2019

    The Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau's Annual Report highlights our efforts to market Abilene and provide assistance to visitors and groups to Abilene. 2017 Annual Report 2018 Annual...

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