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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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Women Wrestlers Come to North Platte

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on May 21, 2021 Today’s history Friday is about lady wrestlers that broke barriers. The history of women’s wrestling pre-dates the 1980’s by decades; in fact, the Golden Age of Women Wrestling took place in the 1940’s and 1950’s; and North Platte actually hosted several female wrestling events! Today, we salute […]

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Young Love Turned Tragic

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on 4/16/2021. Today’s History Friday takes a look at a story of young love that turned tragic. June Andrews was born on September 19, 1911, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She had four sisters and two brothers; and June was the eldest child. Before June was set to graduate from High School, […]

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The Mighty Dandelion!

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on 4/9/2021. Today’s historic look back looks at the most common, invasive weed: the mighty dandelion! We hope you enjoy this humorous, and informational look at eradicating dandelions over the years! Now, we Nebraskans know a thing or two about getting rid of dandelions. Before herbicides and chemicals, townspeople became very […]

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North Platte’s Christmas Past

Originally published at Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on December 25, 2020. Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! A Little North Platte History and memories of Christmas’ past!

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