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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Franklin Peale: Noted Pioneer

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on February 26, 2021. Today’s History series features a prominent pioneer who hailed from a famous portrait artist. Enjoy! Franklin Peale was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1838 to Reuben and Mary Ann Peale. At an early age he applied himself to become an artist. He had natural artistic […]

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