Frontier Texas!

Frontier Texas!

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My friends and I greatly enjoyed your fabulous interactive Frontier Texas Museum!! - It is just beautiful and so informative! Can't wait to return!
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I was wondering if y'all had picked at date and time for the Halloween Event for the Dogs?
Okay guys... I am not there so I don't know if the flood Waters have receded or not but if not, it's time to start going rooftop to rooftop with saws and cutting crew's searching attics for people stuck in those homes..they are there if they didn't get out and have no way to get out...keep looking they also may not have anything to make noise with..!!!! Please Share and send to all.. I worked ops for Katrina and this was the case with rooftops that had been ripped off and floated..just because they aren't on the roof doesn't mean no one is home..please forward this to all the crew's searching
Texas is suffering! Texas people are very appreciative And continue to work together! So much is needed like food, medicines, baby food, diapers formula, clothes and don't forget all the pets that are in shelters🙏🙏🙏🙏 you are in our thoughts and prayers🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

Frontier Texas! is a world class interactive museum and visitor center located in downtown Abilene, Texas. Legends, History, Adventure!

Located in historic downtown Abilene, Frontier Texas! is a western heritage center that allows visitors to relive the Old West through the magic of state-of-the-art technology. Frontier Texas! brings the frontier to life and lets visitors meet people who played out their lives on the Texas frontier. Frontier Texas! also serves as the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Experience the legendary Texas frontier through innovative exhibits and unique encounters at Frontier Texas! Learn the story of the old west through our 90 minute hands on old west adventure “Blood & Treasure on the Frontier.” Educational Programs at Frontier Texas! are designed to provide a rich educational experience for everyone. The 14,000 square-foot facility isn’t a traditional museum with exhibits displayed in glass cases. At Frontier Texas!, you relive buffalo stampedes, a shootout in the Bee Hive Saloon, a wolf attack and more. And don’t forget to visit The General Store that carries all your Texas souvenirs including books, t-shirts, jewelry, canned goods, and unique items made by local artisans. Frontier Texas! is the perfect place for families, History buffs, or anyone who just wants to learn a little bit more about the Lone Star state. Legends, History, Adventure.

Unfortunately, due to the current state of things, Frontier Texas is cancelling the History Mystery Summer Camp for 2020.

Texas has a very diverse plant population. Show us the wildflowers near you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The U.S and Mexico finalized the treaty of the Rio Grande as the international border in 1977 on this date. A bridge was being rebuilt and the border line needed to be discussed Between Tornillo, Texas and Guadalupe, Chihuahua

https://www.ibwc.gov/Treaties_Minutes/Minutes.html

Stay safe out there. Post any videos or pictures of the storms you get here. We love to see them!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Timeline Photos

On this day in 1934, celebrated Depression-era Texas outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker were killed in a roadside ambush arranged by Texas Ranger Frank Hamer outside of Gibsland, Louisiana. Riddled by some 167 bullets, the bodies were taken to Arcadia and later put on public display in Dallas before being buried in their respective family burial plots.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Our grounds are open. Come see the flying buffalo, and other outdoor sculptures in Abilene, TX

Something local, or something worldwide, what is a historic event that you can remember in your lifetime? Where were you when you heard the news?

Abilene was number 9 on the list of Americas top 10 windiest cities, with an average annual wind speed of 11.9 miles per hour.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On this day in 1836, a large force of Comanche warriors, accompanied by Kiowa and Kichai allies, attacked Fort Parker. During the raid, the Comanches seized five captives, including Cynthia Ann Parker.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Pecan tree is the Texas State Tree and is a member of the walnut family. They are native in Texas and flourish near rivers and low lands, There is even evidence to suggest that they were already prospering in Pre-historic times. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ouch. Have you ever stepped on one of these? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Dublin Sodas sold right here at Frontier Texas. They are bottled and brewed in Dublin, Texas, 94 miles SE of Abilene. We love selling local.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Times certainly are different. The idea of sharing a hygiene item like a toothbrush makes most of us shudder. However, most people travelling by stage had very little space to pack luggage, so every item that was not essential would have been left at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The lightning whelk is the official state shell of Texas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States all had a moment of claim on this great state.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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On this day in 1865, near Abbeville, Georgia, Jefferson Davis, former president of the confederate states, was captured by Union forces. Davis had been forced to flee Richmond with his cabinet on April 2, and the Confederate government had eluded Union patrols in both North and South Carolina.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Two of the Spirit Guides at Frontier Texas represent some of the diversity in the western plains of Texas during the 1780s to the 1880s. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Western Heritage Classic

In the spirit of our western Heritage, we invite you to an intimate evening of Cowboy poetry. A sometimes forgotten art form that has been carried on, mostly in the oral tradition, for over a century, cowboy poetry has stood the test of time as a vital part of our western, ranching and cowboy heritage. Four of the countries best and most awarded contemporary cowboy poets will entertain and enlighten us with poems both classic and contemporary, some serious and some funny, it will be an event you will not soon forget.

Presented By: Frontier Texas!

Western Heritage Classic

Y'all tune in at 8:00 PM tonight on the Western Heritage Classic page for their LIVE Cowboy Poetry Under the Stars - Virtual Experience. Presented By: Frontier Texas!

In the spirit of our western Heritage, we invite you to an intimate evening of Cowboy poetry. A sometimes forgotten art form that has been carried on, mostly in the oral tradition, for over a century, cowboy poetry has stood the test of time as a vital part of our western, ranching and cowboy heritage. Four of the countries best and most awarded contemporary cowboy poets will entertain and enlighten us with poems both classic and contemporary, some serious and some funny, it will be an event you will not soon forget.

Presented By: Frontier Texas!

On this day in 1861, Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker was born in Petersburg, Virginia. She graduated from the first class of Sam Houston Normal School in Huntsville, Texas. In 1884 she married native Texan Percy V. Pennybacker. Mrs. Pennybacker wrote and published A New History of Texas in 1888, and the textbook was a staple of Texas classrooms for forty years. She founded one of the first women's clubs in Texas, the Tyler Woman's Club, in 1894. Anna Pennybacker died in Austin in 1938.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
https://texasdaybyday.com/?id=332

History smells nice. -Echo (Museum Watchdog) #hashtagFrontierEcho #thegoodestgirl #echo #museumwatchdog #frontiertexas #dogsatwork #historysmellsnice

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Cattle drives were hard work on man and horse. "We called it 'putting out to sea' cause the prairie was like a mighty ocean. It was Hard, Dangerous work" -George Reynolds, Frontier Texas Spirit Guide⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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[05/04/20]   Now more than ever...May 5, 2020, Abilene Gives. #abilenegives

In 1995, the longhorn became the official large mammal symbol of Texas.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you need help with a road map or directions, You can come to us. Also, remember that 211 is available 24/7. 211, you rock! - Echo (Museum Watchdog) #hashtagFrontierEcho #thegoodestgirl #echo #museumwatchdog #frontiertexas #dogsatwork #211 #visitabilene #callforhelp

Bluebonnets often bloom in early spring to midsummer all over the state of Texas. Since this wildflower is the State flower of Texas, it is prized in many yards and fields.

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"But there is beauty here, the beauty of space and of freedom, and the beauty of the wind feelings its way along the brown, grassy swells and ruffling the yellow ridges," ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#LongLiveAbilene #ABITexas #ABI #BeautifulCountry #BigCountry #WildCountry #WestTexas #OutWest #TexasBeauty

Let's see some beautiful Texas colors. Share your spring photos of Texas! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know that Caddo lake, located near Longview and the Louisiana state line, is the only natural lake in the state of Texas? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Caddo lake may not be as natural as we might think. Read more about the history of Texas lakes and how Caddo lake was originally formed 🔗 ↓ https://www.dallasnews.com/news/curious-texas/2018/08/13/is-there-only-one-natural-lake-in-texas-take-a-swim-with-curious-texas/⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Did you know that April is generally the rainiest month of the year in Texas? The state typically receives an average of three to four inches of precipitation during this month. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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625 N 1st St
Abilene, TX
79601

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Exhibit Admission Pricing: Adults $10; Seniors (60 and over) $7; Military $7; Students and teachers (with valid ID) $6; Children (ages 3-12) $5; Children (under 3) FREE Family Annual Memberships: $80

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Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00
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