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…More Local Thanksgiving Advertising

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on November 27, 2020. Throwback History continues today with more newspaper advertising. As I was combing through the old newspaper editions, I was struck by how much advertising has changed over the years. So I decided to share more advertising that took place during thanksgiving. Featured during this post are: 1919: […]

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Local Thanksgiving: 1922-1962

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on November 26, 2020. What has a Thanksgiving looked like and cost over the years in North Platte Nebraska? Well, please enjoy walking down memory lane when looking at the advertising from local newspapers from 1922 through 1962. Starting with the 1920’s Burke’s Cash Grocery listed a few ingredients for a […]

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How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on November 20, 2020 Today’s Throwback Friday History is a salute to how Thanksgiving became a National Holiday. Look for more interesting Thanksgiving facts next week! On October 3, 1863, expressing gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announces that the nation will celebrate an official […]

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Irrigation Fair

Originally published on Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on October 23, 2020. We are starting a new series on FB called Throwback Fridays! Each Friday, we will post pictures of historic North Platte and share a little local history behind the picture. This first post features an Irrigation Fair taking place in downtown North Platte on Tuesday, October 13, […]

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