Meaning of ABILENE in English



City (pop., 2000: 115,930), northwestern Texas, U.S. Founded in 1881 as the new railhead for the overland Texas cattle drives, it took the business of the previous railhead, Abilene, Kan.

It is the site of several educational institutions, the West Texas Fair, and the reconstructed Old Abilene Town.

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