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Andrew Jackson Higgins
(1886 - 1952)
Born in Columbus, Nebraska

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Pictures of the signing of the Proclamation -
 August 28, 2000


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Columbus, NE Mayor Gary Giebelhaus signed the proclamation declaring August 28 as
Andrew Jackson Higgins Day.
  • Photo 1:  Jerry Meyer, Columbus High School History teacher and one of the backbones of the Higgins Memorial project, explains the plans for the memorial.
  • Photo 2:  Mayor Gielbelhaus reads the proclamation.
  • Photo 3:  The signing of the proclamation declaring August 28 as Andrew Jackson Higgins Day.  Looking on is the daughter of Higgins, Dawn Higgins Murphy.
  • Photo 4: Congratulations extended to the Higgins family.  Pictured from left to right - Mrs. Edward (Colleen) Taulbee of Lafayette, Louisiana  (grand-daughter of Andrew Jackson Higgins), Bob Murphy, Mayor Gary Giebelhaus, and Dawn Higgins Murphy (Dawn and husband, Bob, live in Jackson, Mississippi).
  • Photo 5:  Some of people that have helped with this project.  Pictured behind the Higgins family - left to right - (list to be provided)
  • Photo 6:  Members of the American Legion Post 84 and Chamber Members shown with the Higgins family
  • Photo 7:  Shown behind the Higgins family are students from Columbus High School.  These are some of the students that will be assisting in the building of the Higgins Memorial.
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