“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Fillmore County Nebraska Historical Markers

1879 Exeter 1979 Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2014
1879 Exeter 1979 Marker
Nebraska (Fillmore County), Exeter — 278 — 1879 Exeter 1979
The first settler in Exeter Township, Fillmore County was Warren Woodard, who built the first house in 1870. The Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, building westward, determined Exeter's location in 1871. The town was laid out by the railroad . . . — Map (db m78010) HM
Nebraska (Fillmore County), Fairmont — 381 — Fairmont Army Air Field
Fairmont Army Air Field, located 3 1/2 miles south, was one of eleven army air force training fields built in Nebraska during World War II. The 1,980-acre field provided final training for the 451st, 485th, 504th, and 16th Heavy Bombardment Groups . . . — Map (db m78009) HM
Nebraska (Fillmore County), Fairmont — 360 — Fairmont Army Air Field
Construction began on the Fairmont Army Air Field September 17, 1942. Located east of here, it was one of eleven built in Nebraska during World War II. The 1,980-acre field began as a satellite of the Topeka Army Air Base. Early in 1943 the name . . . — Map (db m82566) HM
Nebraska (Fillmore County), Fairmont — 309 — Fairmont Creamery Company
The Fairmont Creamery Company was incorporated March 29, 1884, as a stock company by Wallace Wheeler and Joseph H. Rushton. This building was the original office and the creamery was half a mile east of town. From a small, part-time business, the . . . — Map (db m78008) HM
Nebraska (Fillmore County), Ohiowa — 460 — The Ohiowa Auditorium
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, . . . — Map (db m82530) HM
Nebraska (Fillmore County), Strang — In Memory of the Sons of Strang
North side of monument: World War I Pvt. Robert J. Wilkinson; Am. Expeditionary Force, U.S.A.; Sept. 6, 1889 - Oct. 12, 1928; Died in France from battle wounds. World War II Pvt. John Gerhard Trapp, Jr.; Co. B, 30th Replacement . . . — Map (db m82531) WM

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