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Abilene in Dickinson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Texas Street

 
 
Texas Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 30, 2011
1. Texas Street Marker
Inscription.
Of Cattle Trade Days extending West from Cedar Street to the Mud Creek Ford. Both sides were lined with Saloons, Gambling Houses, Dance Halls and a few Stores, including Karotowski's General Store and The Pioneer Store One Block West.

This Intersection Was the Central Business Point.

Several Stores and the notes Alamo Saloon were located in the Block North and East. In all this Area (the Scene of frequent Disturbance and Murder) Wild Bill (JB) Hickok and Tom Smith, Cattle Day Marshals ruled over a throng of Cowboys, Desperados, and Camp Followers Preserving Order if necessary, by force of Arms.
 
Erected by Abilene Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.91′ N, 97° 13.008′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Kansas, in Dickinson County. Marker is at the intersection of West 1st Street and Cedar Street, on the left when traveling west on West 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abilene KS 67410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. D. G. Smith Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Pacific Depot
Texas Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 1, 2011
2. Texas Street Marker
Looking west along 1st Street
(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel Sunflower (about 800 feet away); United Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Chisholm Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Cattle Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Abilene.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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