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Abilene (pop. 112,600), agricultural city in central Kansas. Settled in 1856, Abilene was an important shipping point for Texas cattle brought north to the railroad over the Chisholm Trail. As marketing center for the surrounding farmlands, its chief industries are grain milling and the processing of dairy products. President Dwight D. Eisenhower lived in the town as a boy and chose it for his burial place and the site of a memorial museum.

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