Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1922-1923 Page: 18
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
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
has all the modern conveniences of the city without its usual
vices and detracting influences. It is a high, healthful location,
almost entirely free from malaria, and with an abundance of sunshine
the year around. Students, without doubt have better health,
feel better, do more work and better work in our excellent climate
than in the low altitude and humid atmosphere further east.
Our patrons from North, East and South Texas, Arkansas and
Louisiana say the physical improvement of their sons and daughters
over-balance by far the distance. Abilene is a very desirable
place in which to live, from the viewpoint of finance, elevation,
climate, health, citizenship, church, and school. The oil
industry and excellent crop conditions make it especially inviting
in the various business fields at this time. Good families are
moving here especially for the benefit of Abilene Christian College.
This should be true to a greater extent than ever since
we are giving four years of standard college work so the children
of the family can complete their college education with us
and receive their B. A. degrees. We should be glad to furnish
any information possible on these points.
ADVANTAGES OF LOCATION.
In selecting a town for a college the location should not be
lightly considered. No people with the ideals of Christian service
can afford to sell the location of an institution for the education
of their children to the highest bidder without unprejudiced,
careful, intelligent investigation of the health and moral conditions.
Some locations offer advantages for development far superior
to others. In many places there are no advantages except
those within the school. In others the influences are calculated
to retard and injure.
Abilene offers very superior advantages to students. It is a
college town, filled with the college spirit. The colleges are recognized
as the most important institutions of the community. Not
only do our students enjoy the advantages of a Christian college
unsurpassed, but they also have the privilege of the very best
lyceum courses and excellent educational and entertainment programs.
Leading men of the nation, representing the various
professions and vocations, are brought here for the benefit of
the students of the city.
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1922-1923, book, June 1922; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45932/m1/20/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.