Archive for the 'People' Category

Early Radio in North Platte

Originally posted to on January 22, 2021. Today’s Look at History focuses on the early days of radio here in North Platte. Radio broadcasting was the cheapest form of entertainment, and it provided the public with far better entertainment than most people were accustomed to. As a result, its popularity grew rapidly in the […]

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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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Lloyd’s Opera House

Originally posted to on May 18, 2017. Warren Lloyd was born in New York state on February 14, 1830. As a boy, he was mesmerized by machinery. He found a career on the railroad and worked for several. But the allure of the “Wild West” was always on his mind. In 1850-1851, his wandering […]

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