By Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht
A choice of interesting and colourful tales spanning the background of Abilene, Texas.
Although Abilene has lengthy lived within the shadows of the literary limelight, it has now not been for a scarcity of fine writing, reliable writers, or fascinating tales. Now popping out of the shadows, Abilene tales: From Then to Now bargains a neighborhood scrapbook, a meeting of the civic congregation the place greater than 100 pals have stopped through for a trip. The laughter is strong and the grins huge as tales are instructed and thoughts jogged.
Pull up a chair subsequent to Katharyn Duff as she relates a number of old chestnuts. supply your cognizance to overlook Tommie Clack for a ringside seat to the earlier. Step into the poetry of these who comprehend this position good and some who simply saw it in passing. have fun with the pointy perception of Pulitzer-nominated Frank Grimes. pay attention for the non-public aspect which A.C. Greene wove into the majority of his writings.
The assortment starts off with tales from earlier than Abilene...
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No one comes quietly enough to surprise them; the earth brims with whatever they gave. It spills long horizons ahead of us, and we part its grass from above, staring hard enough to begin to see a world, long like Texas, deep as history goes after it happens, and ahead of us, pawed by our impatience. We came over the plains. Where are we going? B. Clack. LET THEM EAT CACTUS MARY HAMPTON CLACK “This is where we camped when we were out here hunting buffalo,” remarked my husband one day soon after our arrival.
Corley and the City Commissioners quickly set out to codify proper bounds for Abilene behavior. EARLY ORDINANCES ON PUBLIC MORALS AND DECENCY Approved by the Abilene City Commission, March 9, 1883 Section 1 Be it ordained by the town council of the town of Abilene. That it shall be unlawful for any male person to voluntarily walk or ride in the streets of the town of Abilene with any commonly reputed prostitute or lewd woman. Section 2 It shall be unlawful for any one to appear in the streets or public places of the town in a nude state, in a dress not belonging to him or herself or in an indecent or lewd dress or to expose his or her person or be guilty of an indecent or lewd act where persons passing might ordinarily see the same.
No sooner had the auctioneer set down his hammer on March 15 than charter Abilenians took up theirs and nailed imported East Texas lumber into a town with an uncertain future. Albany rancher and historian Robert “Bob” Green was born, raised, and lived his entire life (except for World War II) on the Shackelford County ranch land where his father first settled in 1881. A gifted writer and storyteller, his observations and musings and unpretentious, downto-earth style struck familiar chords with West Texas readers, connecting the past with the present.
Abilene Stories. From Then to Now by Glenn Dromgoole, Jay Moore, Joe W. Specht