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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Sarah Martin and Joe Cook

Originally published on Facebook October 29, 2021. All during the month of October, North Platte History Fridays featured the people who were impacted by Annie Cook. Our last story this month will be Sarah Martin and Joe Cook. Thank you for reading our Facebook Friday History Posts. Consider borrowing the book “Evil Obsession” by Nellie […]

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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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