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T.he first bakery was owned by former members of the Eagle City Colony in
1881 on South First Street and was called Goedeke and Schultz Bakery.
The first military unit was organized by Major Allen Buell, and W. A. lVlinter
was captain. This unit was known as the Abilene Light Infantry. The first band that
was organized in Taylor County attended the meetings of this military unit.
"High School Headquarters in Abilenen
Operated By Baker Interests
Special Attention Given To Parties, Banquets and Other
The Palace Hotel, the first brick hotel, was built in 1834.
Mr. T. S. Rollins tells that the young ladies were few in the early days. The
new girls were always rushed by the boys. It must have been nice to be a stranger
in town then.
The reason there were no Indians in the late seventies was that the buffalo
hunters killed all the buffalo and there was no meat for the red men.
sEARs,RoEBucK AND o. OF TEXAS
The World,s Largest Store
: 334-342 Pine Abilene, Texas
One Hundred Thirty-seXe 1
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We Carry At All Times The Most Complete Stock of Laces
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"Best Equipped Shop In West Texas"
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1034 N. Second St. Abilene, Texas
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A N' ,W erevfer there! as ga g3ttlemen4jx the county, there was religion. The first
,lt religio s edifice waibalhtgfbor built in 1880. A circuit rider, Reverend Mr. Trimble,
1 -and the local preacher, ieverend Mr. Morris, taught the lessons.
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In the Center of the North Side Where Abilene Dines and Travelers are Welcome
1080 N. 2nd St. Abilene, Texas
The first electric light establishment came to Abilene in 1891 with H. W. Kindel
as president. li. J. Kelly was superintendent of the plant, which was located at
North Second alld Plum streets.
The first evidence of social and economic life in Buffalo Gap came as a result
of the boom of a prosperous wheat crop on Buffalo Cap Ridge.
"Where Gems and Gold Are Fairly Sold"
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ABILENE Y TEXAS
105 6 North Second Street
The first Taylor County Courthouse Was built in 1879 by
M. C. Lambeth on the site Where the present one stands. lt Was
a two-story frame building, enclosed by an old round-bar fence
with stiles on all four sides. The jail, a ten-by fourteen-foot
Wooden room, stood in the southeast corner of the courtyard.
One Hundred Thirty-eight
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