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By Jim Beckius

located on the junction of the North Platte and South Platte rivers, North Platte has an extended heritage as a tremendous preventing element within the westward migration of from the times of the California gold rush to the development of the transcontinental railroad and past. The Oregon path to the gold rush the South Platte River, and the Mormon path the North Platte River. In 1866 the construction of the Union Pacific railroad stopped at North Platte for the iciness. The railroad introduced town of North Platte to lifestyles. In 1869 the Union Pacific equipped a massive depot and lodge which stood till destroyed by way of hearth in 1915. It entertained many recognized viewers together with William F. Cody, George Armstrong Custer, Bat Masterson, and Teddy Roosevelt. because the Twenties North Platte has grown significantly, helped via the transcontinental Lincoln road which nonetheless runs via city. North Platte additionally had the 1st lighted runway within the usa, used for the air mail planes of the 1920s.

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