Looking Back

  • 9.28.22

    1880Markets in Fairbury. Wheat, 60 cents; corn, 20 cents; oats, 25 cents; hogs, $3; fat cattle, $3.75; potatoes, 75 cents…

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  • 9.14.22 Looking Back

    1874Nebraska had four political state tickets in the field, Republican, Democrat, Independence and Temperance.The St. Joe & Denver railroad, the…

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  • 8.31.22

    1871Fairbury expected to get mail daily soon, as the new railroad had been built as far as Hanover, with which…

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  • 8.24.22

    1893The Ed Hawkes 100-acre grove near Endicott was selected as a good place for the old settlers' picnic.George H. Bailey…

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  • 8.10.22

    1972 The Fairbury State Bank had an open house at its new building. New directors of the Fairbury Rural Fire…

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  • 7.20

    1918Due to the quarantine in Fairbury for scarlet fever, the Jefferson County Republican convention was advertised to be in Jansen.…

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  • 7.13

    1882The new Fairbury bank was called Farmers & Merchants. Later it was changed to The First National.1884The Democratic Convention nominated…

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  • 7.6

    1892Jud Clark, Fairbury City Marshall, appeared in a brand-new uniform.McLucas Bros. shipped 125 head of cattle to market that averaged…

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  • 6.29

    1923Harry D. Benson became Fairbury Farmers Union Elevator manager.1931The Wymore Community Club purchased a public address system from the Christlieb…

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  • 6.22.22

    1905Fairbury was running an “independent” Chatauqua, and the papers were giving it liberal boosting. Thomas A. Lawson, Governor Folk, Frank…

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