Archive for the 'Union Pacific' Category

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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William S. Dolson

Originally published to Facebook on December 17, 2021. Today’s Facebook Friday North Platte History looks at a railroad pioneer: William S Dolson. William S. Dolson was born in Lansing, Iowa in 1857 to John A and Lucretia (Taylor) Dolson. At age 16, Dolson started his railroad career as a machinist’s helper in Sidney, Nebraska. By […]

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Union Pacific Depot Fire of 1915

Originally published on Facebook November 19, 2021. Today’s Facebook Friday North Platte history looks at the Union Pacific Depot fire of 1915, which occurred 106 years ago. The North Platte Semi Weekly Tribune announced that the fire occurred Wednesday, November 17, 1915, and the 46 year old depot, located at Front and Dewey Streets, that […]

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Union Pacific Ice House

Originally published to Facebook on September 17, 2021. As the summer begins to fade, we thought we would take a look back at something we rely on but often take for granted today…ice! That’s right… ice, ice, baby. Today’s refrigerators and freezers run mostly on electricity. Electricity was discovered by Benjamin Franklin in 1752, however […]

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John “Jack” Sullivan

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL 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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