(Texas) was established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881.
The cultural aspects of Abilene center around a mix of the local college and university campuses, the agriculture community of the surrounding area, and the numerous evangelical churches present.
The Abilene Zoo is a popular attraction in Abilene, boasting several hundred animals of various species.
The West Texas Fair & Rodeo, held annually for ten days in mid-September.
The Western Heritage Classic in early May features ranch rodeo, campfire cook-off, sheepdog trials, farrier competition.
There are also several special-interest conventions, festivals, and shows scattered throughout the year.
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