A Journey through the Wild West
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. This book reveals how the Frontier Texas! facility came to be, as well as showcasing its many colorful and innovative exhibits.
Abilene is in a region where much of the frontier history of Teas occurred. Experiences of Indians, cowboys, outlaws, soldiers, buffalo hunters, and settlers stimulated hundreds of books and movies that made Texas known around the world, but this region's part of those adventures had never been collected into an overall regional story. Frontier Texas! visualizes that experience in a unique presentation unlike any other historical facility anywhere, giving Abilene a cultural-historical facility that is one-of-a-kind.The book Frontier Texas! guides the reader on this trail of history.
Thousands of people from across the globe have asked for a printed copy of the story told in Frontier Texas! This book was published to satisfy that request. While the book is not like being immersed in the actual experience of Frontier Texas!, it does enable the reader to see the story unfold.
About the Author
Material for this book was primarily taken from the information presented in the exhibits at Frontier Texas! The arrangement and editing of the information and supplemental content was provided by Kim Snyder, Jeff Salmon, and H.C. Zachry. Content direction and suggestions were graciously provided by Donald Frazier, PhD and Pyramid Studios. The photography for the exhibits was provided by Chris Allen, Rebeca Kinnison, and Jeff Salmon of the Frontier Texas! staff. Other photography, illustrations, and artifact ownership is credited throughout the volume as the images appear.
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