History

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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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    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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