History

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    5 More Historic Sites on Learn While Walking Tour

    June 24, 2020

    Share lessons on Abilene history with your family by walking, biking, or driving by these five sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an official list of the country's...

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    Top 5 Memorable Moments in Drover’s Cottage History

    May 22, 2020

    As construction crews dig deep into the pages of history, secrets of the Drover’s Cottage are unveiled. The new courthouse addition is being constructed in the former location of the famous hotel....

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    Explore Brown Memorial Park and Waterfalls in Abilene, Kansas!

    May 1, 2020

    Social distancing doesn't mean you can't explore the outdoors and what better place to visit than Brown Memorial Park in Abilene, Kansas! Where is Brown Memorial Park? The map below will direct...

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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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