Platt Jewell Gilman

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on September 30, 2022. Welcome back to our Facebook Friday history Today we salute a very early railroad man and telegrapher, Platt J. Gilman. Platt came to North Platte when the town was the terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad and was in the process of construction as the first transcontinental […]

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Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF)

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on August 26, 2022. Welcome back to another Facebook Friday History! Today‚Äôs Facebook Friday History looks at another fraternal organization, the I.O.O.F., which stands for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows! Never heard of them? Heard of them, but wondered what the heck are these “odd fellows” doing? Well, according to […]

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