City Of Bloomfield101 S Broadway St, Bloomfield, NE 68718
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History : Founded on October 2, 1890, Bloomfield has been touted from its early existence as "The Busy City." The location was chosen to accommodate a railroad fueling stop. The name was suggested because of the many wild flowers blooming on the prairie. In January 1891, the village was incorporated. Throughout the late 1890s, Bloomfield was a typical railroad town with the main street populated by railroad families. The Bloomfield Monitor newspaper began publication in 1890. In 1891, a large mill, elevator and school were built. Telephone service was offerred in 1898. In 1918, the first Knox County fair was held in Bloomfield, a tradition that has continued ever since. In 1956, the construction of Lewis & Clark Lake, located 18 miles north of Bloomfield, positively impact the area's recreation and tourism. In 1973, a downtown improvement campaign was undertaken by individual businesses and was quite successful in the revitalization of downtown Bloomfield. Bloomfield celebrated it's centennial in 1990.