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September 21, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
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"Three Ways the Old West Influenced Dwight Eisenhower," with Tim Rives

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tim Rives will share with the audience, "Three Ways the Old West Influenced Dwight Eisenhower." A light lunch will be provided as part of the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation speaker series. Rives is the deputy director and supervisory archivist at the Eisenhower Presidential Library. His research indicates Abilene's cowtown history continued to influence Dwight Eisenhower years after he left his boyhood home. The experience shaped his taste in popular literature, gave him a code of honor, and formed his ideas on the role of government in American life.