Archive for the 'Military' Category

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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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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John “Jack” Sullivan

Originally published to facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on July 9, 2021 Today’s North Platte History salutes our early railroading days, as many of our early pioneers worked for the railroad. As well as an interesting tale of a man who fought for BOTH sides of the Civil War. John “Jack” Sullivan was born on a farm in Brookfield, […]

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