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Early Radio in North Platte

Originally posted to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on January 22, 2021. Today’s Look at History focuses on the early days of radio here in North Platte. Radio broadcasting was the cheapest form of entertainment, and it provided the public with far better entertainment than most people were accustomed to. As a result, its popularity grew rapidly in the […]

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Lloyd’s Opera House

Originally posted to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on May 18, 2017. Warren Lloyd was born in New York state on February 14, 1830. As a boy, he was mesmerized by machinery. He found a career on the railroad and worked for several. But the allure of the “Wild West” was always on his mind. In 1850-1851, his wandering […]

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Union Pacific Depot & Hotel

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on May 25, 2017 Today’s topic: The history of the Union Pacific Depot and Hotel; as well as the North Platte Canteen! Sadly, the Union Pacific Depot was torn down on November 2, 1973. It has been a source of controversy and gossip by locals for many, many years. Today’s view […]

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