Archive for the 'North Platte History' Category

Transportation Impact: Lincoln Highway Auto Courts

This week, we look at the development of “auto courts” in North Platte along the Lincoln Highway and one unique Nebraskan automotive family, popular in the 1930’s-1950’s. I am guessing this is the one article that many readers have been looking forward to!

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Transportation Impact: Lincoln Highway Comes to North Platte

Last Friday, we looked at the history behind the establishment of the Lincoln Highway/Highway 30. This week, we look at how Highway 30 coming through North Platte affected our community and county.  Next week we will look at the development of “auto courts” in North Platte along the Lincoln Highway and one unique Nebraskan automotive family, popular in the 1930’s-1940’s.

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Transportation Impact: Lincoln Highway (30)

Over the next three Fridays, our Facebook Friday posts will look at the development of transportation and the impact on North Platte. Let’s start with the history behind the Lincoln Highway. Read on!

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McDonald State Bank

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on March 18, 2022. For this week’s Facebook Friday history, we have decided to reprint part of Mary Ann Koch’s article from the North Platte Telegraph, from Sunday, January 15, 1978. The main article is entitled “McDonald State Bank turns 100 years old this year,” and focuses on remembrances of living […]

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Charles McDonald, Father of North Platte

Today’s Facebook Friday post is about the man who many early businessmen regarded as the “father of North Platte.”  Enjoy!

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