North Platte, Nebraska
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North Platte is a city in and the county seat of Lincoln County, Nebraska, United States.
It is located in the southwestern part of the state, along Interstate 80, at the junction of the
North and South Platte Rivers to form the Platte River.
The population was 23,878 at the 2000 census and was 24,386 by the 2006 estimate.
North Platte is a railroad town; Union Pacific Railroad's large Bailey Yard is located within the city.
Today, North Platte is served only by freight trains, but during World War II the city was famous for
the North Platte Canteen.
Tens of thousands of volunteers from North Platte and surrounding towns met the troop trains
passing through North Platte, offering coffee, sandwiches and hospitality.
North Platte is the principal city of the North Platte, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area,
which includes Lincoln, Logan, and McPherson counties.
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