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Columbus in Platte County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame

Inducted 2010

 
 
Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame 2010 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2012
1. Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame 2010 Marker
Inscription.

Edgar Howard
Edgar Howard had a career in the newspaper business that spanned more than 75 years. After a career in various jobs within newspapers, he bought the newspaper in Papillion in 1883 and established a paper in Benkleman four years later. He purchased the Columbus Telegram in 1900. With his leadership, the Telegram converted from a weekly to a daily paper. He owned and operated the Columbus newspaper until 1922, when he was elected to the United States Congress. Mr. Howard served six terms in Congress, until 1935. When elected to Congress, Edgar sold most of the stock in the company to his associates at the paper. They insisted that he retain enough stock so that he would be President of the corporation and editor of the Telegram for as long as he lived...which he did, writing his editorials until the latest days of his life. For his contributions as the leader of one of the most important businesses of the day, the citizens of Columbus recognized Edgar Howard through the naming of "Howard Boulevard," the only main thoroughfare in Columbus named for an individual.
 
Erected 2010 by Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and Concerned Organizatiions.
 
Location. 41° 25.768′ N, 97° 21.604′ 
Edgar Howard on Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Edgar Howard on Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame Marker
W. Marker is in Columbus, Nebraska, in Platte County. Marker is on 13th Street (Business U.S. 30) near 27th Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is along the southern edge of Frankfort Square. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus NE 68601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame ( here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame ( here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame ( here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame ( here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame ( here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame ( here, next to this marker); Discovering the Colorful History of Columbus ( within shouting distance of this marker); Glur's Tavern ( approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Edgar Howard''s Congressional Bio. (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Columbus Telegram. (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Columbus, Nebraska, Area Chamber of Commerce
Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Columbus Area Business Hall of Fame Markers
Columbus Jaycees Sundial at left of photo. Looking NW across Frankfort Square
. (Submitted on August 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on August 24, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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