Archive for the 'Disasters' Category

The 1921 Flood

Originally posted to on March 12, 2021. Nearly 100 years ago, on Monday, June 13, 1921 at 2:00 pm, the south two piers of the South Platte River Bridge collapsed. This event impacted travel, trade, and supplies between the city and the south end of the county for months. The bridge was less than […]

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Pearl Harbor: Jack Langford’s Journey

Originally published to on December 4, 2020. “Pearl Harbor, a day that will live in infamy,” according to then President Franklin Roosevelt. As we remember that day, some 79 years ago, read the miraculous story of one North Platte man. For one North Platte family, the attack on Pearl Harbor would be the first […]

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