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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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Leota Bebee

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on July 23, 2021. Today’s Friday history salutes a patriotic American woman, who made North Platte her home. A street in North Platte even bears her name! Read on to learn about his incredible woman. Leota Hannibal was born on September 17, 1915 to Sankey and Clara Hannibal in McGrew, Nebraska. […]

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Keith Theatre / Keith Opera House

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on July 16, 2021 Today’s history salutes another beautiful downtown building, the Keith Theatre or Keith Opera House, located at 412-414 North Dewey Street. Today’s article primarily comes from the book, “City Bones: Landmarks of North Platte, Nebraska” by Kaycee Anderson and Steve Olson. The Keith Theatre, also called the Keith […]

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Johnny’s Café

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on July 2, 2021 Welcome History Fans! Today’s Facebook Friday History features a look at Johnny’s Café. Now, I love a good cafe/diner. The food is usually comfort food with delicious milkshakes and homemade pie. While perhaps not the healthiest of meal options, the food is definitely nostalgic and brings back […]

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