By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht
A choice of interesting and colourful tales spanning the historical past of Abilene, Texas.
Although Abilene has lengthy lived within the shadows of the literary limelight, it has now not been for an absence of fine writing, reliable writers, or attention-grabbing tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now deals a neighborhood scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 neighbors have stopped through for a trip. The laughter is powerful and the grins extensive as tales are instructed and stories jogged.
Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a couple of historic chestnuts. supply your recognition to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the previous. Step into the poetry of these who understand this position good and some who simply saw it in passing. get pleasure from the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. pay attention for the non-public point which A.C. Greene wove into the majority of his writings.
The assortment starts off with tales from sooner than Abilene...
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I’ve lived in more scenic places but not in friendlier places. Given the choice, I’ll take friendly. And it’s not just a hail-fellow-well-met friendliness. Rather it’s a spirit of optimism, of satisfaction, of being in control. People like living here, it seems, because they like themselves and they like having control over their lives. That is contagious. Put a few folks together in a room who feel good about themselves and about life in general, and pretty soon most people in the room feel good.
Specht. pages cm ISBN 978-0-89112-368-2 1. )--History--Anecdotes. 2. )--Social life and customs--Anecdotes. 3. )--Biography--Anecdotes. I. Dromgoole, Glenn. II. Moore, Jay, 1960-III. 4’727--dc23 2012043643 Cover photo: Jennifer Raney Collection Caption for cover photo: Parade along Pine Street, 1920s. com 13 14 15 16 17 18 / 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Abilene Is Hometown Prologue: The Spirit of Abilene Village of My Heart—A. C. GREENE Abilene’s Special Secret—GLENN DROMGOOLE Train Whistle—JAY MOORE Buffalo Days: Before Abilene A Perfect Arrowhead—BOB GREEN Site of the Indian Fights of 1871, Abilene—NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Letter from Fort Phantom Hill—CLINTON LEAR Fort Phantom Hill—JOHN H.
However it is that you came to be reading these pages, it is a near certainty that your Hometown is Abilene, too. You are reading these pages because these pages record a little of you. Abilene native—and our most acclaimed writer—A. C. ” And although Abilene is a personal place, it largely feels comfortable from the common experiences which mold us into a civic congregation— experiences which have ripened into a shared harmony. It is the sights and sounds which we know in concert—a roaring C-130 soaring overhead, a rumbling train passing through, “The Eyes of Texas” from the horns of the Cowboy Band—that create a familiar, pleasing sound.
Abilene Stories. From Then to Now by Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht