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North Platte Essential Info

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North Platte is a city in Nebraska. With a population of just under 25,000, North Platte is the largest community in Lincoln County, located in west central Nebraska.

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  1. North Platte was established in 1868 when the Union Pacific Railroad was extended to that point.It was named after the North Platte River.
  2. North Platte is home to the world's largest rail yard, Bailey Yard.
  3. The North Platte Canteen was a railroad stop manned by local, who provided refreshments and hospitality to 6.5 million service personnel from Christmas Day 1941 through April 1, 1946
  4. Buffalo Bill Cody, iconic Wild West showman, owned a ranch in North Platte.
  5. Glenn Miller, popular big band leader, lived in North Platte for one year during his early childhood.[

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