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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.

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.
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He worked there until 1992, when he transferred to the University of Nebraska at Kearney to continue the education he had begun at Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte.
Streams in seven of the eight river basins where the ringed crayfish is found (Niobrara, North Platte, South Platte, Middle Platte, Loup, Little Blue, and Republican) have predominately sand-beds with occasional admixtures of gravels or silt.
Union Pacific Union Pacific shores up North Platte rails against flooding.
The highest prevalence of CWD for both species was in the Panhandle region of western Nebraska along the North Platte River (see Fig.
The net loss for the second quarter includes $10.0 million ($0.03 share) expensed for force majeure costs related to the drilling rig (Ocean Monarch) and other equipment and services which were to be used to drill the North Platte 1 exploratory well that was suspended as a result of the Gulf of Mexico Drilling Moratorium imposed by the United States Government.
The embassy said that it was exerting outstanding efforts and coordinating with the authorities in Kissimmee, Florida, where the 15-year-old girl went missing and in North Platte, Nebraska, where she is believed to have gone.
inconstans include the Loup, Middle Platt and Niobrara, with lesser distributions in the Lower Platte, Missouri River tributaries, North Platte and South Platte river drainages (Sowa et al., 2006).
Earlier, Blackman sold ads at papers in Kansas City, Kansas, North Platte, Neb., and Fort Collins, Colo.
If they were, 2 million 28-year-olds would have wound up in North Platte, Nebraska, for no reason, which would be awesome but has never happened.
At a train depot in North Platte, Neb., a small group of volunteers in a city of no more than 12,000 provided food, magazines, and conversation to the hundreds of troop trains that stopped in their town.
After performing for Pope Benedict XVI at New York's Yankee Stadium, the Derry singer and politician headed for North Platte, Nebraska, last week to retrace the steps of her ancestor, Rev Patrick McDaid.

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