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Fulton Historical Articles

Fulton Historical Articles

The Fulton Historical Society is located in a Civil War era home donated to the City by Leonard and Maxine Martin.  The Society is responsible for the operation of the home as a repository of information and materials relevant to the history of the City of Fulton and its inhabitants.  In addition, the Society wishes to preserve the heritage of the community and provide educational opportunities for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge. For more information about the Historical Society and The Fulton (Martin House) Museum Click Here.

Fulton History Articles

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Fulton Historical Facts

  • 1835 John Baker built first log cabin
  • 1838 Ferry between Fulton & Lyons, Post Office opened
  • 1840 First School Built
  • 1842 Methodist Church
  • 1844 First Burials in Fulton Cemetery
  • 1845 Langford and Hall Lumber Co. - first water-powered sawmill
  • 1854 Whiteside Investigator (later Fulton Journal)
  • 1855 Dement House Hotel
  • 1856 First Immigrant from Holland - Thomas Smith
  • 1858 Park School Dedicated
  • 1864 First Log Raft down the Mississippi River
  • 1865 C & NW Railroad Bridge across Mississippi River
  • 1878 White Pine Lumber Industry at its peak
  • 1883 Modern Woodmen of America organized in Fulton
  • 1891 Mystic Workers of the World founded (later Fidelity Life Association) & Lyons-Fulton High Bridge Opened (July 4)
  • 1893 Mississippi Valley Stove Co. began
  • 1894 Public Library founded
  • 1896 Fulton Clay Pipe Factory
  • 1905 Patent Novelty Company moved to Fulton
  • 1907 Prochaska Manufacturing Co.
  • 1910 C & NW Terminal and repair yards built
  • 1912 First Greenhouse Built
  • 1915 Main Street Bricks Installed
  • 1927 Post Office City Delivery service established
  • 1929 Right of Way for Route 30 established
  • 1935 Lock & Dam 13 started
  • 1948 Agrico Chemical Co.
  • 1959 Drives Manufacturing Company
  • 1965 Highest Flood Level
  • 1966 Harbor Crest Nursing Home
  • 1968 Agri-King Company
  • 1980 Flood Wall constructed
  • 1998 Fulton Martin House Museum
  • 2000 de Immigrant Windmill dedicated
  • 2010 Windmill Cultural Center dedicated
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