“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Fillmore County, Nebraska

Clickable Map of Fillmore County, Nebraska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Fillmore County, NE (14) Clay County, NE (2) Jefferson County, NE (8) Nuckolls County, NE (2) Saline County, NE (10) Seward County, NE (10) Thayer County, NE (14) York County, NE (9)  FillmoreCounty(14) Fillmore County (14)  ClayCounty(2) Clay County (2)  JeffersonCounty(8) Jefferson County (8)  NuckollsCounty(2) Nuckolls County (2)  SalineCounty(10) Saline County (10)  SewardCounty(10) Seward County (10)  ThayerCounty(14) Thayer County (14)  YorkCounty(9) York County (9)
Geneva is the county seat for Fillmore County
Adjacent to Fillmore County, Nebraska
      Clay County (2)  
      Jefferson County (8)  
      Nuckolls County (2)  
      Saline County (10)  
      Seward County (10)  
      Thayer County (14)  
      York County (9)  
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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Geneva — 132 — Fillmore County1871-1971
The first homesteads were filed in 1866 by William O. Bussard and William C. Whitaker along the West Fork of the Blue River. Mrs. E. A. Whitaker, the first white woman, came in 1867. The first white children, Emma Whitaker Hall and Arthur Dixon . . . Map (db m206666) HM
6 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Milligan — 474 — B-17G "Flying Fortress" and P-47D "Thunderbolt" Crash, 1944
On September 8, 1944, P-47 “Thunderbolt” fighters from the Bruning Army Air Field conducted training attack maneuvers with two formations of B-17 “Flying Fortress” bombers from the Sioux City Army Air Field. When one P-47 attempted to terminate its . . . Map (db m206738) HM
7 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Milligan — 476 — BT-13B "Valiant" and P-47D "Thunderbolt" Crash, 1944
On May 10, 1944, an instructor pilot and a student pilot were flying a BT-13B “Valiant” aircraft back to the Bruning Army Air Field after a training session. At the same time, a P-47D “Thunderbolt” fighter, whose pilot had been conducting . . . Map (db m206700) HM
8 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Milligan — Milligan AuditoriumBuilt in 1929
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior February 29, 1996Map (db m207655) HM
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9 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Milligan — Pioneer Chapel
Many settlers in the area were Catholics of Czech and Irish descent. Services were held in homes before this small chapel was built on the farm of Joseph Kotas in 1874. It served as the first Catholic Church for pioneers in Fillmore and Saline . . . Map (db m206999) HM
10 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Milligan — 247 — The Blizzard of 1888
One of the most spectacular and harrowing events in the history of the Great Plains was the Blizzard of January 12, 1888. Other storms had produced colder temperatures and greater amounts of snow. It was the combination of gale winds, blinding . . . Map (db m206730) HM
11 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Milligan — 423 — The Pioneer Chapel and Cesky Bratri Cemetery
Many immigrants in Glengary Township and the surrounding area were Catholics of Czech and Irish descent. During the early years few priests were available, so they visited the community whenever possible beginning in 1874. Local parishioners . . . Map (db m206996) HM
12 Nebraska, Fillmore County, Milligan — 475 — Two B-24 "Liberators" Crash Near Milligan, 1943
On October 25, 1943, four B-24 “Liberator” bombers from the Fairmont Army Air Field were flying in formation. At approximately 4 p.m., one bomber broke formation and the pilot of a second, as trained, moved toward the vacated position. When the . . . Map (db m206699) HM
13 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
14 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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Jun. 8, 2023