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Postcards from North Platte

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on 6/25/2021 Happy Friday! It’s time for a little North Platte History. Well, sort of. I guess it is time for a little honesty between readers, history buffs, and this library director. This week has been seriously super crazy; the Summer Reading Program is in full-swing, we spent time working on […]

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Charles F. Iddings

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on June 18, 2021. Today’s History post looks back at a grand Victorian home in North Platte, located at 519 West 5th Street. This neighborhood features many large beautiful Victorian houses and you may even see some original gas lamp streetlights. The North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune announced on May 19, 1887, […]

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James A. McMichael

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on 6/11/2021. Since we have been highlighting buildings and homes in North Platte over the past few months, I thought it was time for you to meet the builder/contractor of many businesses and houses. So, let me introduce the McMichael Family! James A. McMichael was born on April 22, 1861 in […]

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Anders Otto Kocken

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on 5/14/2021 Today’s look at history looks at a Swedish immigrant who became a business owner and raised his large family here in North Platte. Enjoy! Anders Otto Kocken (pronounced Kō-ken) was born October 11, 1840 near Linkoping Sweden. He married Christine Mylander in 1861 and came to America in 1868. […]

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Dr. John Twinem

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on 5/7/2021. Today’s Facebook History series looks at some of the early hospitals in North Platte, all created by one man, Dr. John Twinem. Dr. John Twinem was born in Northern Ireland on April 12, 1871. In 1893, Twinem came to America to further his education. He enrolled in Wheaton College […]

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