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Abilene Essential Info

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Abilene is a city in the North Central Plains of Texas.

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  1. KEAN radio station in Abilene, is one of the “oldest continuous country radio stations” in the U.S.
  2. General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame spent several years commanding a cavalry unit in Texas, and h served at Camp Cooper near Abilene, Fort Mason, and at other Texas forts.
  3. Abilene is home to seven colleges, three of which are religiously affiliated. Hardin-Simmons University is the oldest, founded in 1891.
  4. Bob Estes, an American professional golfer, was raised in Abilene.
  5. Jessica Ann Johnson also known as Jessica Simpson, an American singer, songwriter, actress, reality television personality and fashion designer, was born in Abilene.

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