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Abilene at War: April to May 1917

By Andrew Pankratz Dickinson County Historical Society On April 6, 1917, the United States officially declared war on Germany and entered the war on the same side as England and France.  Now it became time to gear the country towards … Continue reading

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Abilene on the Eve of War: March 1917

By Andrew Pankratz Dickinson County Historical Society By the beginning of March 1917, it began to look like war was inevitable for the United States.  With the interception of the Zimmerman telegram from Germany to Mexico, Germany’s declaration of unrestricted … Continue reading

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Abilene’s Debate Over War: February 1917

By Andrew Pankratz Dickinson County Historical Society Two articles from the Abilene Weekly Reflector in February 1917 deserve a closer look.  On February 15, 1917, the Abilene Weekly Reflector printed a proposal responding to the cutting off of diplomatic ties … Continue reading

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Abilene Ponders the Horror of War: January to March 1917

By Andrew Pankratz Dickinson County Historical Society World War I, though not as widely known as the war that followed it, played a large role in shaping the rest of the 20th century.  While largely fought in Europe and in … Continue reading

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The Mosher House

913 NW. 3rd Street The Mosher House Built in 1886 The Queen Anne style home Theo Mosher built in 1886 on what was then Grand Avenue was pictured in A Gem, The City of the Plains, Abilene, published the next … Continue reading

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