Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1924-1925 Page: 15
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Abilene Christian College opened its door for the first time in
September 1906. Its opening was rather unpretentious, but even
then its ideals and purposes were high. Under the presidency
of A. B. Barret between seventy-five and a hundred students were
enrolled during this session. From this time its growth was slow,
but rather constant, impeded somewhat by the abnormal economic
conditions and other unavoidable misfortunes. One of the outstanding
hindrances to its growth was the frequent change in
the management and administration. Fortunately for the institution,
in the spring of 1912 Brother Jesse P. Sewell and his good
wife accepted this great service. From that time the school has
had a most wonderful growth. Within a period of seven years
it grew from a rather inferior academy to a standard Senior
Abilene, the county seat of Taylor county and a wide-awake,
rapidly growing city of more than eighteen thousand people is
situated near the geographical center of Texas (see the cut below)
"THEBEST THINoIN TEXAS
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ABILENE THE CENTRAL CITY
and in the heart of a fine agricultural, stock raising and industrial
belt. It is the largest and most important trade center not only in
Taylor county, but in that large section of the state known and
in a general way described as Central Texas. It is a religious
town, a school town, a town that seeks only good citizens. It is
one of the cleanest cities in Texas, physically and morally. It
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