Archive for the 'North Platte History' Category

Kate M. Woolsey: Children’s Librarian

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on August 27, 2021. Today’s Friday history looks at a beloved librarian, that many of our readers will remember. Enjoy! Kate M. Woolsey was born July 25, 1880 in North Platte. She graduated from Peru College in 1899 and began teaching school, first at Echo School, then in Sutherland, Hershey, and […]

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Paul Holley, a Pearl Harbor Hero

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on August 20, 2021. Today’s North Platte Friday History Series salutes all those persons who are currently, or have ever served in the military. Paul Holley was born in 1918 in St Albert, Missouri to John and Everine Holley. John was serving his country during World War I when his son, […]

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Walter A. Stevens and His Lost Medal

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on August 13, 2021. If you liked the “History Detectives” television program that aired on PBS a few years ago, then you will really enjoy today’s North Platte History! Read on… Several years ago, a medal was uncovered from a residential yard here in North Platte. The man who uncovered it, […]

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Pawnee Drive-In Theater

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on August 6, 2021. If you are of a certain age, I bet you remember a drive in theater. Today’s North Platte History looks back at the Pawnee Drive-In Theater. The two drive-in outings I remember the most were, “Paint your Wagon” (1969) and “The Towering Inferno” (1974). I remember going […]

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Cole Bros. Circus

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on July 30, 2021. While now controversial and almost non-existent, a Circus coming to town in the latter part of the twentieth century was an affordable event for everyone to attend. Children dreamed of running away to become a circus performer. And North Platte in 1940 was no exception. Here is […]

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