Walk the streets of a West Texas town that is more than a century old as you follow in the footsteps of the builders that made Abilene’s frontier what it is today. Founded in 1881 by the T&P Railway, Abilene has since become the heart of West Texas and is home to 120,000 friendly people. Oil strikes and lucrative crops lead to Abilene’s success in the 1920s—a time when many of the buildings in the Downtown District were being constructed. By taking a Historic Walking Tour, you can enjoy the efforts of Abilene’s downtown revitalization and appreciate those who have taken the time and interest in preserving their community’s heritage.
Read all about it in my weekly Big Country column, Exploring Abilene.