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North Platte,

river, c.680 mi (1,090 km) long, rising in the Park Range, N Colo., and flowing in a great bend N through SE Wyo., then east across the plains of W central Nebr. to join the South Platte River at North Platte city and form the Platte River. The North Platte project and the Kendrick project utilize the North Platte's water for power and irrigation. Kingsley Dam (170 ft/52 m high and 3.4 mi/5.5 km long; completed 1942) near Ogallala, Nebr., is one of many dams on the river, and there are also large reservoirs. The valley of the North Platte was a chief route used by westward-bound pioneers. Fort Laramie National Historic Site is on the river near the mouth of the Laramie River.

North Platte

(plăt), city (1990 pop. 22,605), seat of Lincoln co., W central Nebr., at the confluence of the North Platte and South Platte rivers; inc. 1873. It is a processing and shipping point for grain and livestock, with meatpacking plants and a railroad repair shop. Concrete blocks, sheet metal, wooden doors, lawn ornaments, soft drinks, and aprons are manufactured. Nearby is Scouts Rest Ranch (formerly a home of Buffalo BillBuffalo Bill,
1846–1917, American plainsman, scout, and showman, b. near Davenport, Iowa. His real name was William Frederick Cody. His family moved (1854) to Kansas, and after the death of his father (1857) he set out to earn the family living, working for supply trains
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, who lived in North Platte for 30 years), the site of summer rodeos. Fort McPherson National Cemetery is also there.
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North Platte City Administrator Jim Hawks said, "Whether those be higher price point or lower price point housing for medium income; again, it will tell us kind of where we need to focus when it comes providing additional housing for some of our major employers,"
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McDaid came to North Platte from Derry in 1910 and remained there until his retirement in 1948.
The North Platte River in southeast Wyoming between Bennett Peak Recreation Area and Treasure Island is a gentle float covering 12 miles of picturesque scenery and great trout water.
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The other is a ranch in North Platte used for groundwater and surface water research.
But this towering spire is far from the last of the pioneer landmarks in the North Platte Valley.
Our conductor informed us we would be stopping at a small town named North Platte, Nebraska, to take on water for the locomotive, and that we could get off to stretch as long as we were back aboard in 10 minutes.
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