Archive for the 'Businesses' Category

Mable Bell (Crosslin) Kaufman

Mable Kaufman was one of the wealthiest women in North Platte. She married several times, her name was spelled differently frequently, and she ran “rooming houses” in North Platte. Read on for more…

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John Hawley – The Hawley House

Originally published on Facebook January 7, 2022. Happy 2022! We are back with another segment of North Platte History: John Hawley and the Hawley House. John W. Hawley was born on April 13, 1839 in Stockport, Cheshire, England to George and Nancy (Pearson) Hawley. In 1858, John and his family immigrated to Nova Scotia. In […]

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20th Century Local Milestones

Originally published on Facebook December 31, 2021. As 2021 comes to a close, I wanted to share some 20th Century Milestones for North Platte and Lincoln County History. Simply put, “Our town is Amazing!” Read on, and then go through all the photographs attached to this post. A huge THANK you to the North Platte […]

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Knotty Pine Cafe

Originally published on Facebook December 24, 2021. This week’s Facebook Friday history remembers a café on the Lincoln Highway called the Knotty Pine Café! In 1948 Claude Lentfoehr and his wife Esther came to North Platte from Wisconsin and built a new restaurant. The new dinette they built was located at 1200 Rodeo Road which […]

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Dale Dryden – Dryden Pharmacy

Originally published on Facebook December 10, 2021. The North Platte Facebook Friday History continues our look at the past. This week we look at a pharmacy: Dryden Pharmacy, owned and operated by Dale Dryden. James Dale Dryden was born in 1907 in Goodland, Kansas. While a college student at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, […]

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