Thanks for your reply to my question about Mortella Bridges. Unfortunately, I cannot view your tree without buying a subscription to Ancestry.com!
Here is some more information about George. I believe his middle name is "William", but I don't have proof of that yet.
I have some photos too. Let me know if you would like to trade photos.
1897 NE obituary notice: From the Crete Vidette, Sep 30, 1897. He emigrated from Maine to Green Co., Wisconsin in 1845, and then to Lincoln NE in 1868, and Crete NE in 1869. George and his wife moved to Riverside, Ca with his daughter and son-in-law in 1894, where he died.
1967 NE Saline County, Crete: excerpt from "The Crete News" (July 20, 1967), recounting the history of the Crete Mill on the occasion of the 100th anniversay of the town of Crete: "George W. Bridges bought some land from John Bertwell in 1869. Together with partner O.W. Balztley, they built a small grist mill. It was known as the Mapleton Mills because of the trees found in the area. In the mid 1870s, Balztley's interest was bought by J. R. Johnston, and the mill became known as "Bridges and Johnston". The mill burned down in 1880, and was rebuilt by Bridges and Johnston at a cost of $50,000. The new mill was renamed "The Crete Mills". In 1882, Johnston sold his share to C.C. White, and the firm became known as Bridges and White. In 1885, Bridges sold his share of the mill to J.D. Glade.