Archive for the 'People' Category

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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William S. Dolson

Originally published to Facebook on December 17, 2021. Today’s Facebook Friday North Platte History looks at a railroad pioneer: William S Dolson. William S. Dolson was born in Lansing, Iowa in 1857 to John A and Lucretia (Taylor) Dolson. At age 16, Dolson started his railroad career as a machinist’s helper in Sidney, Nebraska. By […]

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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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Memorial Park

Originally published to Facebook on November 12, 2021. Today we pay homage to a notable park in North Platte that has been honoring local soldiers for more than a century. Through the years our community has come together to make this park what it is today. It wasn’t always called Memorial Park and the most […]

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