UFM Class: The Three Kings of Abilene

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 6:30pm

Location: Community Room at Meadowlark

UFM Lifetime Learning and Meadowlark present The Three Kings of Abilene: the Cattle King, the Wheat King, and the Amusement King with Michael Hook, President of the Seelye Mansion Foundation, Development Coordinator of Old Abilene Town, and Educator with the Eisenhower Foundation. The next session is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the Community Room. The third and final session is Tuesday, June 21.

What was once a gridlock of bison herds, traveling native tribes, and the desolate “Great American Desert,” was quickly converted into a major stop along the Butterfield/Overland Dispatch. Throughout this course, attendees will learn about the three major entrepreneurs that helped create Abilene into what it is today. This includes Joseph McCoy, the Cattle King; T.C. Henry, the Wheat King; and C.W. Parker, the Amusement King.

Enrollment is now open and can be completed by calling (785) 539-8763. If the office is not open, leave a message and staff will call you back. This class is offered through UFM at no charge to Meadowlark residents, and Passport members may attend with a 20-percent discount.

Reminder: Meadowlark does not have a partnership agreement with Osher Lifetime Learning; therefore, Osher classes are not available for a discount to Meadowlark affiliates.