For those of you who have not yet seen the third in Jay Moore’s series of videos about “unseen” Abilene history, the one titled Abilene’s Fair Park is equal to any of this popular series. On a cold Friday, January 8th we had nearly 200 people in the Elks Arts Center Ballroom to watch the premiere of this video. Just another indication of the interest in local history that exists in Abilene!
The race track that was there (right), polo fields, the Municipal Auditorium where Elvis performed a week before his breakthrough performance in Shreveport, even Charlie the Chimp at the Abilene Zoo… they’re all there! For our most current schedule of showings on Channel 7, click here.
And you may purchase copies of any of the DVDs in the series at the Preservation League offices, 1174 North First at Cedar. Prices are $10 for The Bankhead Highway, $15 for Who Is That Street and Fair Park of Abilene.