Archive for the 'Union Pacific' Category

John “Jack” Sullivan

Originally published to on July 9, 2021 Today’s North Platte History salutes our early railroading days, as many of our early pioneers worked for the railroad. As well as an interesting tale of a man who fought for BOTH sides of the Civil War. John “Jack” Sullivan was born on a farm in Brookfield, […]

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Thomas C. Patterson

Originally published to 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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Union Pacific Depot & Hotel

Originally published to on May 25, 2017 Today’s topic: The history of the Union Pacific Depot and Hotel; as well as the North Platte Canteen! Sadly, the Union Pacific Depot was torn down on November 2, 1973. It has been a source of controversy and gossip by locals for many, many years. Today’s view […]

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