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
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
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
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
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
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