Archive for the 'North Platte History' Category

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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St. Patrick’s Catholic Schools

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on June 4, 2021. Although this history story is about a month late, I am happy to bring you today’s North Platte History, which focuses on St Patrick’s Catholic schools in North Platte. Because there is such an extensive history, we have chosen to start with McDaid Elementary School history and […]

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Thomas C. Patterson

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on Friday 5/28/2021. Thomas Cartwright Patterson was born on February 3, 1846 in County Down, Ireland. He came to America with his parents, W. J. and Mary Patterson, in 1854. Thomas received most of his education in Chicago’s grammar schools. At the age of sixteen, he enlisted in the Illinois Infantry […]

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Women Wrestlers Come to North Platte

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on May 21, 2021 Today’s history Friday is about lady wrestlers that broke barriers. The history of women’s wrestling pre-dates the 1980’s by decades; in fact, the Golden Age of Women Wrestling took place in the 1940’s and 1950’s; and North Platte actually hosted several female wrestling events! Today, we salute […]

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