Early Abilene (Paperback)

Author: North, Jack E.

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During the 1870s, there was wondrous change in West Texas. The area was ripe for settlement, and as the Texas and Pacific Railroad pushed west from Fort Worth, towns began springing up along the tracks. Ranchers coming to the area took advantage of the vast grasslands, and the new arrival of settlers was the beginning of a town named Abilene. Deriving its namesake from the town of Abilene, Kansas, the locals hoped the city would become a shipping point for cattle on their way to eastern markets. The town has since grown to be one of West Texas''s most thriving metropolitan areas. The city--which is home to Dyess Air Force Base--is also well known for its numerous parks, schools, universities, and historic neighborhoods that are enjoyed by its 120,000 residents.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738579542
SKU 216797326
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738579548
Release Date 11/17/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 0.5T
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Editors Note Illustrates the founding, growth and development of Abilene, TX.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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