Fairbury, Nebraska

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Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States.wikipedia
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Jefferson County, Nebraska

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Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States.
Its county seat is Fairbury.

Union Pacific Railroad

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(The railroad was subsequently acquired by the Union Pacific and operated as the St. Joseph and Grand Island branch.) Fairbury became a shipping center: in the first half of 1873, it shipped 255 cars of grain and received 143 of lumber.

Little Blue River (Kansas/Nebraska)

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In 1868, James B. Mattingly, a freighter originally from Kentucky, established a sawmill on the banks of the Little Blue River.
It flows east-southeast past Hebron and Fairbury, Nebraska, and Marysville, Kansas.

Nebraska Highway 15

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U.S. Highway 136 and Nebraska Highway 15 intersect in the city.
It has a southern terminus at the Kansas border south of Fairbury and a northern terminus northeast of Maskell at the South Dakota border.

Wild Bill Hickok

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In 1861, James Butler Hickock, who had not yet adopted the sobriquet "Wild Bill", was involved in a gunfight at Rock Creek Station, in which Hickock killed local rancher David McCanles.
The freight company had built the stagecoach stop along the Oregon Trail near Fairbury, Nebraska, on land purchased from David McCanles.

Lowell E. English

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English was born in Fairbury, Nebraska, on July 8, 1915, and completed the high school in Lincoln, Nebraska.

McCanles Gang

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In 1861, James Butler Hickock, who had not yet adopted the sobriquet "Wild Bill", was involved in a gunfight at Rock Creek Station, in which Hickock killed local rancher David McCanles.
The legend of the McCanles "Gang" seems to be traceable to a single incident between a young Hickok (not yet known as "Wild Bill") and a rancher named David Colbert McCanles at Rock Creek Station, a stagecoach and Pony Express station in southern Nebraska, near present-day Fairbury.

Fairbury Public Schools

Fairbury, a part of Fairbury Public Schools, has two public elementary schools: Central Elementary, with pupils from preschool through second grade; and Jefferson Intermediate, covering third through sixth grade.
Fairbury Public Schools is a school district headquartered in Fairbury, Nebraska.

KUTT

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It also has two radio stations, both owned by Flood Communications: KUTT-FM, broadcasting in a country music format at 100,000 watts; and KGMT-AM, playing oldies.
Licensed to Fairbury, Nebraska, United States, the station serves the Lincoln area.

KGMT

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It also has two radio stations, both owned by Flood Communications: KUTT-FM, broadcasting in a country music format at 100,000 watts; and KGMT-AM, playing oldies.
It is licensed to Fairbury, Nebraska, United States.

Doyle Lade

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Born in Fairbury, Nebraska, Lade began his baseball career when he was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1941.

Robert Vernon Denney

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He practiced law in Fairbury, Nebraska from 1939 to 1940 and then became a special agent for Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1940 to 1941, serving in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois.

County seat

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Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States.

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Fairbury is a city and county seat of Jefferson County, Nebraska, United States.

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad

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For nearly 80 years, it was the location of the Western Division headquarters of the Rock Island Railroad.

Fairbury, Illinois

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Shortly thereafter, Woodford G. McDowell, a capitalist from Fairbury, Illinois, came to Nebraska to plat a town along the route of the St. Joseph and Denver City Railroad, which was to follow the Little Blue.

Railway roundhouse

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An extensive rail yard was constructed, including shops, storage and maintenance facilities, switching yards, and an 18-stall roundhouse.

Romanesque Revival architecture

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In 1889, a $60,000 bond issue for the construction of a new courthouse passed; the new Romanesque Revival building was completed in 1892.

J.J. Newberry

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In 1925, the store moved into a new and larger building; the business expanded to over 150 stores in the Midwest and Mountain States before its acquisition by the J.J. Newberry chain in 1969.