City of Abilene

P.O. Box 519 • Abilene, Kansas 67410
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The colorful history of Abilene dates from the pioneer cattle days when great herds of longhorns were driven overland from Texas to Abilene, the western terminus of the first railroad through Kansas.  The City of Abilene holds a colorful position in the annuals of the Old West.  Many of the legends and the traditions of the cowboy days had their origin in the Abilene of nearly a century ago.  Unlike so many pioneer boom town, Abilene never lost its fame and character.