(1886-1952)Andrew Jackson Higgins, designer and manufacturer of World War II landing craft known as "Higgins boats," was born August 28, 1886, at Columbus, Nebraska. His parents were John Gonegle Higgins, a prominent lawyer and judge, and Annie Long O'Connor Higgins. Both parents are buried in Columbus. Higgins attended schools in Omaha and served in the Nebraska National Guard. In 1906 he moved to the South, entering the lumber and shipping business.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series|
|Placed By||Columbus High School Students and Staff, Nebraska State Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 7:59pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 636346 N 4586530|
|Decimal Degrees||41.41876667, -97.36845000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 25.126', W 97° 22.107'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 25' 7.56" N, 97° 22' 6.42" W|
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|Area Code(s)||402, 308|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 265 33rd Ave, Columbus NE 68601, US|
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