Archive for the 'Businesses' Category

William Maloney

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on 4/30/2021. William Maloney was born in Green County, Iowa on September 18, 1882. He came to Nebraska with his family. When he was 16 years old (1898), the family moved west to North Platte. In 1902 William went to work for C.A. Howe in his furniture and hardware store, located […]

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Oldest Standing Downtown Building: Dixon Building

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on 4/23/2021. Today’s History looks at the oldest standing building in the downtown—Dixon building, 516-518 North Dewey Street. “In June of 1879, Louis Thoelecke bought the two lots that comprise the Dixon Building site. He built two brick buildings right away and opened up his jewelry store. He leased the second […]

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Hendy-Ogier Auto Company

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on March 26, 2021. Our History Series looks back over 100 years ago to… February 27th, 1912 a partnership was formed when Edwin Ogier and William Hendy leased the LeMasters garage at 215 East 6th, North Platte, Nebraska They formed a partnership to sell cars, specifically Ford automobiles. In case you […]

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Franklin Peale: Noted Pioneer

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on February 26, 2021. Today’s History series features a prominent pioneer who hailed from a famous portrait artist. Enjoy! Franklin Peale was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1838 to Reuben and Mary Ann Peale. At an early age he applied himself to become an artist. He had natural artistic […]

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Dr. Marie Ames and Her 100 Year Old House

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on January 29, 2021. TGIF! It’s Time for our Friday History Series! Today, we are talking about Dr. Marie Ames and her 100 year old house. On April 12th, 1921, the North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune announced that Dr. Marie Ames approved a contract to have a house to be used as […]

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