Archive for the 'North Platte History' Category

The Swift Butter Company

Welcome back to our Facebook Friday history series! Today’s history is looks at an iconic building next to the railroad tracks–The Swift Butter Company! This article and building photographs are from the book, “City Bones” by Kaycee Anderson and Steve Olson. Second edition. 2012. Published by the Lincoln County Historical Museum.  Enjoy!

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King Fong Cafe

downtown North Platte, Nebraska, the King Fong Café! You may know it or remember it as “Salon Nicholas” or “Stephanie’s” or perhaps even the King Fong Café!  

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Northwestern Telephone Company and North Platte’s First Telephones

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on February 18, 2022. Welcome Facebook Friday History Readers! Last week, we talked about Fred Marti, who sold part of the 100 W 4th Street block to Northwestern Telephone Company. This week (part 2), we are going to talk about the development of the telephone and the impact it had on […]

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Allen Wilson Tout – Lincoln County’s Ornithologist

Wilson Tout was a charter member of the Nebraska Ornithologists’ Union and wrote the book on birds of Lincoln County (Nebraska) in 1947. Ornithology is the study of birds and Wilson and his wife, Nell, were passionate about the subject.

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Le Dioyt Home at 403 W 6th ST

A two story cement block house at 403 W 6th ST and first owned by Herman Le Dioyt is the subject of this article.

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