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Frontier Texas!

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2004, Good Fulton and Farrell. 625 N. 1st St.

Frontier Texas! is an “edutainment experience” using technology to present the history of the Texas frontier: Indians, cowboys, soldiers, buffalo hunters, and settlers. The facility is also a visitor center for Abilene and for the Texas Forts Trail, which promotionally links all frontier forts in the region. Recalling the industrial character of this corner of downtown, the design uses thick brick walls supporting metal roofs for the structures that enclose a large open space to recall a fort parade ground.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Frontier Texas!", [Abilene, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: East, North Central, Panhandle and South Plains, and West, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019, 304-304.

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