NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA
NORTH PLATTE (2,821 alt., 12,061 pop.), seat of Lincoln County, is a railroad town and trading center, lying on a long narrow delta at the forks of the North and South Platte Rivers. The city is on the boundary between central standard and mountain time. The former is used. … With its easy, informal atmosphere and way of life, North Platte has more in common with western and mountain towns than with the sedate, conservative county-seat towns of eastern Nebraska. The buildings of the business section, clustered south of the railroad tracks are mostly plain, solidly built, and unimposing. There are no traffic lights people and vehicles bustle about in unrestrained, comfortable, small-town fashion.
—Nebraska, A Guide To the Cornhusker State (WPA, 1939)
Stéphane Goin is our favorite out-of-towner. He sends this postcard from the streets of North Platte.
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