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    • The Canteen Spirit (Program Preview)

    • The Canteen Spirit video television tv preview trailer documentary historical history World War II 2 WWII WW2 North Platte Nebraska NE train trains depot stop station rail railway troop troops soldier soldiers food provisions entertainment...
    • 'The Canteen Spirit' chronicles the story of the World War II North Platte Canteen, which made history when residents of 125 communities from across the state greeted millions of soldiers, over a nearly five-year period, as their trains made a...
    • Nebraska Stories: The Price of Water (Episode 206 Clip)

    • Nebraska Stories video television tv segment clip special 206 magazine Price of Water summer volunteers experts clean up Missouri River near Omaha river
    • Every summer, volunteers and experts work together to clean up the Missouri River near Omaha . . . and what they pull from the river is amazing.
    • Nebraska Stories: Episode 206 (Full Program)

    • Nebraska Stories video television tv segment clip special 206 magazine deconstructing ceramic sculpture Lincoln ceramicist ceramics Ryan LeBar abstract art Price of Water summer volunteers experts clean up Missouri River near Omaha river sports...
    • This episode of Nebraska Stories focuses on the art and science of ceramics, a small-town drama team's path to victory, a quilt that tells the collective stories of a group of Sudanese refugees, a preview of Rosenblatt Stadium's final moments, and...
    • 71st New York Volunteer Infantry Monument, San Juan Hill

    • Spanish-Cuban-American War, 1898 -- Anniversaries ;Monuments ;United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 71st (Militia), (1852- )
    • 1928 Anniversary. Text reads: Monument dedicated to the 71st. Infantry New York Volunteers San Juan Hill - Santiago de Cuba. Photo by Bonani. Compliments of Bacardi
    • A morale booster

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific food crowd
    • Source #: ca02012 Military officials frequently stated the North Platte Canteen’s greatest contribution to the war effort was as a morale booster. For men who were long distances from home, the generosity and concern shown by smiling women...
    • All Aboard! Soldiers leaving North Platte Canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific
    • ALL ABOARD! These time-honored words of railroading made for a daily sight at the canteen as service personnel made a quick dash out the canteen doors and for their departing train. There were occasional instances in which hapless servicemen were...
    • April 14, 1848 - Spring Arrives

    • William Wilson Ingraham letters Fort Kearney Childs Platte river 1848 Manmade landmark Oregon Trail outpost sod buildings private soldier Missouri Mounted Volunteers Nebraska City
    • The letters of Pvt. William Wilson Ingraham to his brother in Peoria, Illinois, provide a word picture of life at both the original Fort Kearny on the Missouri River and new Fort Kearny on the Platte.
    • August 22, 1848 - Cheretarich gives history of Pawnee.

    • 1848 diary William Henry Tappan Missouri Mounted Volunteers artist illustrator drawings illustrations trade Native Americans sketches Fort Kearney Missouri River Indians senator Childs camp lieutenant Impey eagle cheretarich chief Platte Grand...
    • William Henry Tappan diary entry
    • August 5, 1848 - Group goes fishing at Wood River.

    • 1848 diary William Henry Tappan Missouri Mounted Volunteers artist illustrator drawings illustrations trade Native Americans sketches Fort Kearney Missouri River Indians senator Childs camp lieutenant Mara Kelly Captain Rogers wood river fishing...
    • William Henry Tappan diary entry
    • August 6, 1848 - Captain encounters 100 Omaha Indians.

    • 1848 diary William Henry Tappan Missouri Mounted Volunteers artist illustrator drawings illustrations trade Native Americans sketches Fort Kearney Missouri River Indians senator Childs camp Captain Sublette Indians Omaha encounter
    • William Henry Tappan diary entry
    • Birthday cake tradition

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific food tradition birthday cake Swenson Hill Sutherland
    • Source #: ca02014 At Sutherland, Neb., women look on, Lyda Swenson of North Platte presented Army PFC Clifton Hill of San Luis Obispo, Calif., with a cake in 1942
    • Closing of the canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific sign closing
    • Source #: npcanteen_closing_up13 A workman lowers the canteen sign to Rae Wilson (left) and Helen Christ as C.H. Land steadies the ladder. Mrs. Christ died in 1956. Rae Wilson-Sleight died in 1986.
    • Entertainment inside the canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific singing piano
    • Beneath sourpussed caricatures of Adolph Hitler and associates, a sailor demonstrates his canteen keyboard talents to comrades in arms. Sampling coffee or milk as they listen are U.S. Army and Navy servicemen and Navy nurses. Lisa Geiken of the...
    • Historical Society excavates at Patterson site.

    • Historical Society excavates Patterson site artifacts Indian Native American Archeology Archeologist finds dig Sarpy County Bouc
    • Volunteers supervised by State Historical Society archaeologists investigate the ruins of a Village Farmer house on a ridege overlooking the lower Platte River in Sarpy County.
    • Hungry Servicemen descend on North Platte Canteen

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific station platform
    • The most widely published photograph of the North Platte Canteen, by Union Pacific Railroad photographer Bill Coons, was taken on a late summer's afternoon during World War II. A horde of hungry servicemen descend on the canteen from an eastbound...
    • January 22, 1848 - Description of the Fort

    • Ingraham letter to brother 1848 Kearney Childs Platte river 1848 Manmade landmark Oregon Trail outpost sod buildings private soldier Missouri Mounted Volunteers Nebraska City brother Peoria Illinois
    • Ingraham to his brother in Peoria, Illinois, provide a word picture of life at both the original Fort Kearny on the Missouri River and new Fort Kearny on the Platte.
    • July 1, 1848 - Omahas battle Sioux Indians.

    • 1848 diary William Henry Tappan Missouri Mounted Volunteers artist illustrator drawings illustrations trade Native Americans sketches landscape portraits fort Kearney Missouri River Indians senator Nebraska City Oregon Battalion Childs Doctor...
    • William Henry Tappan diary entry
    • July 10, 1848 - Emigrants enroute to Oregon visit.

    • 1848 diary William Henry Tappan Missouri Mounted Volunteers artist illustrator drawings illustrations trade Native Americans sketches landscape portraits fort Kearney Missouri River Indians senator Nebraska City Oregon Battalion Childs emigrants...
    • William Henry Tappan diary entry

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