Sandhills and Sandlots: Free Noon Program on June 8

Sandhills and Sandlots: The Amazing Story of Rushville’s Modisett Ball Park by Jeff Barnes is the next program in the North Platte Public Library’s noon programs.  The program will be held, Friday, June 8th at 12:00 PM.


The panhandle town of Rushville loved and played baseball like most Nebraska communities. Unlike all others, it was the recipient of a beautiful ball field from the state’s biggest rancher and the host of a Major League baseball school and try-out camp, whose students included a Nebraska boy who struck out Mickey Mantle. Barnes tells the fascinating story of Rushville’s 130 years with baseball.   Historian and author, Jeff Barnes’ program is sponsored by Humanities Nebraska, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and local funding.   Please call the library at 535-8036, Ext 3301 to reserve a seat for this free program.  This helps the library plan seating.

For more information about Modisett Park,  click here to go to an informational website.


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