North Platte High School #4

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on March 19, 2021. Today we continue our salute to North Platte Schools and Education History-with a look at the North Platte High School building, the fourth high school facility built in approximately 1930 and demolished in 2003. This is the high school that many of our readers will remember. Read […]

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The 1921 Flood

Originally posted to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on March 12, 2021. Nearly 100 years ago, on Monday, June 13, 1921 at 2:00 pm, the south two piers of the South Platte River Bridge collapsed. This event impacted travel, trade, and supplies between the city and the south end of the county for months. The bridge was less than […]

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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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First Three North Platte Schools

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on February 19, 2021. Today‚Äôs History series features North Platte school history. Education has always been important factor for a growing community, and North Platte had big challenges to provide quality education to the young people in the area. Enjoy! PS. If you do nothing else–please look through the attached photos–they […]

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Thaddeus Foley and His Grand Victorian House

Originally published to Facebook.com/NorthPlattePL on February 12, 2021. Today’s North Platte History series features a grand Victorian home that did not withstand the test of time. So sad that this beautiful home was torn down in 1925! Thaddeus Foley was born in Ireland. Foley immigrated to America and arrived in New York. From New York, […]

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