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Abilene (Kan.) -- History

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Records:

Dwight Eisenhower speaking at Abilene, Kansas

 Collection — Case 1
Call Number: KC AV 90

Audio recording on phonograph of a speech given by Dwight Eisenhower, at this time Chief of Staff of the Army, about the end of World War II and the strength of the civilans after the soldiers coming home. Mention of war parade in Abilene, Kansas and that American values needed to be upheld after the war.

Dates: June 22, 1945

Early reminiscences of Abilene, Kansas.

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P474

This is a reminiscence about life in Abilene, Kansas, during the years 1870-71, as told to H.L. Humphrey by William B. Smith in February 1932, one month before his death. Smith came to Abilene in November 1870 and set himself up in business in the first tin shop in town. Included is a description of the location of some of the businesses, the death of the Marshall, Tom Smith, and a description of a shoot-out involving Wild Bill Hickok

Dates: February 1932

Pioneer stories. Abilene

Call Number: RH MS P45
Scope and Contents

Describes frontier life in Kansas 1866-1869 while Gorden worked as a telegraph operator for the Kansas Pacific Railroad.

Dates: undated