History

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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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