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Founded in March 1919, the American Legion was established as a World War I veterans' organization. Abilene Post No. 57 was organized on July Fourth and chartered in September of that year, one of one hundred such chapters formed in the Legion's f…
The original Camp Barkeley was one of the United States Army's largest training installations during World War II. The base was located southwest of Abilene, Texas near what is now Dyess Air Force Base. The base was named after David B. Barkley, a…
This church began as a mission in the 1880s to serve Catholics in the Abilene area. Early members included Abilene pioneer Theo. Heyck and City Marshal J.J. Clinton. Priests came by train from Weatherford to conduct worship services, first in priv…
The Texas legislature provided for the establishment of this institution in 1899 as a center for the treatment of epilepsy. Opened in 1904 under the direction of Dr. John Preston, it was largely self-sufficient, with surrounding land used for rais…
Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968
"I Have a Dream"
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was an American leader of nonviolence and a prophet of peace in a time of trouble. He dared valiantly to dream that people of a…
Mobilized at Abilene, Texas, 25 November 1940. Captured by the Japanese forces, 10 March, 1942. Liberated, 18 September 1945.
T.A. Dodson, Capt. · H.G. Allen, 1st Lt. · W.R. Slone, 1st Lt. · M.A. Str…
"I shall never surrender or retreat"
Edward, James, George,
sons of Anson Taylor
died at the Alamo
March 6, 1836
Taylor County was named
for these gallant men
Erected by the John Hudnall Chapter of the U.S. Daughters o…
The 45th Infantry Division, comprised of National Guard units from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Oklahoma, was one of the first four divisions ordered into Federal service by Congress' joint resolution in 1940. Initially stationed at Fort Sil…
This memorial is dedicated to all men and women of Taylor County who have served in the armed forces of their country
Those names of men and women inscribed hereon gave their lives in the cause of freedom as the result of enemy action or as a p…
Here each New Year's Eve at midnight for thirty-seven years John J. Clinton, Abilene Chief of Police, emptied his revolver. He began in 1885, decreeing that saloons close at midnight, and that trigger-happy cowboys and townsmen observe the curfew.…