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Haunted Village

Just finished up another successful Haunted Village.  This event has become one of our main fundraisers each year.  I want to give a big thank you to the Lady Knights Softball Team from North Platte Community College for their work.  If you didn’t come out this year make sure to do so next October. 

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Beard Competition

The museum would like to announce the reintroduction of the Heritage Festival’s Beard Growing Competition!!  There will be two divisions in the competition: Natural Beard and Styled Beard.  1st, 2nd, & 3rd places will be awarded in both divisions.  Prizes will include Duck Dynasty duck calls, etc.  If you would like to be a part of the event simply fill out the registration form and send it to the museum.  We hope to see you there.

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1. The Story Begins

The North Platte Canteen was one of the largest volunteer efforts of World War II. It began on December 17, 1941 when the families and friends of the local Nebraska National Guard unit (Company D) came to the North Platte Depot to give them their Christmas presents.

 

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2. Running the Canteen

The North Platte Canteen met its first troop train on December 25, 1941. Baskets of goodies were prepared across the street from the depot at the Cody Hotel. When it arrived, the troops had to stay on the train for security reasons, so the women handed…

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3. Volunteering at the Canteen

As the demands of the war grew so did the sacrifices of the American people. Rationing and price controls of basic items were instituted and managed by the Office of Price Administration. Citizens were given ration books that included stamps that allowed you to buy limited…

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