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Ohiowa in Fillmore County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Ohiowa Auditorium

 
 
Ohiowa Auditorium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dan Shurtliff, April 19, 2015
1. Ohiowa Auditorium Marker
Inscription. The Ohiowa Auditorium, completed in 1940 and preserved in near original condition, is one of several Nebraska buildings constructed by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. The WPA, a federal government relief program, provided employment for local workers. During World War II the auditorium served as an entertainment center for soldiers from the nearby Bruning Army Air Field. A community landmark, the auditorium has also been used for dances, movies, roller-skating, craft shows, auctions, and as a polling place.
 
Erected 2008 by Ohiowa Chamber of Commerce, Village of Ohiowa, Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 460.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 24.862′ N, 97° 27.172′ W. Marker is in Ohiowa, Nebraska, in Fillmore County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Main Street and Grafton Street, on the right when traveling north on S. Main Street. Click for map. This building is located on the east side of Main Street in the business district of Ohiowa (pop. 115). It is across the street from the city park. Marker is in this post office area: Ohiowa NE 68416, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Ohiowa Auditorium has served the community since 1940. image. Click for full size.
By Dan Shurtliff, April 19, 2015
2. The Ohiowa Auditorium has served the community since 1940.
At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sergeant Leodegar Schnyder (approx. 6.3 miles away); In Memory of the Sons of Strang (approx. 7.1 miles away); Fairmont Army Air Field (approx. 14.7 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Joan Shurtliff of Seward, Nebraska. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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