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By LORETTA FULTON Looking for a good excuse to get out of the house without endangering anyone’s health? Jay Moore, Abilene’s favorite historian, has the solution. He has put together a drive-by tour of historic churches for the Grace Museum. Moore will compile several historic tours to keep us sane during the coronavirus shutdown. The first tour was of historic

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By Jay Moore When Abilene was born on March 15, 1881, there was already a church established. And by the time the town was 25 years old in 1906, there were 16. That number had increased to 26 by 1921. And 25 years after that — just after World War II –there were more than twice that many, with 20

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Abilene Called to Church

By Jay Moore It was a series of C-sharps which first called Abilene to worship in 1883. The tone rang forth from the belfry atop the small Methodist church located at South Second and Butternut. That same note, from that same bell, continues to sound each Sunday as one of Abilene’s oldest congregations gathers for worship. Just weeks after the

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