They began as pioneers, struggling against the summer heat in swamp-like conditions and cold, snowy winters. But even with limited resources, they became pillars of the community, bringing commerce and prosperity to Fremont.
Today, the Nye and May families are considered as some of the founding fathers of our town. Their contribution to the city and even a few myths about their lives are well noted among Fremont area historians.
One little-known fact is that the Louis E May museum located on Nye Avenue is the former home of the Nye families. Louis May is credited with preserving the Nye home. The museum now serves the community by housing and displaying historical information and antiques.