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    • Omaha Community Playhouse

    • theater NortheastOmaha
    • The Omaha Community Playhouse opened in 1925. In 1959 it moved to a new building. You can see 11 different plays there each year. The Playhouse has one large auditorium that can seat 500 people. It is called the Main Stage. It has a small...
    • 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...
    • Volunteers offer selections from gift basket

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific food basket
    • Patsy Loncar (left) and Ruth Pyle of North Platte offered selections from a basket of cigarettes and doughnuts to a sailor. Uniforms for canteen workers were briefly tried in 1942, but identification of workers came to depend on the silk...
    • Lurie Garden

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    • Built 2004. Description: This 2.5-acre garden pays homage to the City's motto, Urbs in Horto (City in a Garden), which refers to Chicago's transformation from its flat and marshy origins to a bold and powerful city. Highlights of the garden include...
    • Rev. Thomas Aikeman, Custer County, Nebraska

    • sod houses dolls churns
    • Alternatively identified as Thomas Aikens, one mile south of Mason City, Nebraska. See additional information. RG2608-1427 [Transcription of a letter from Ray H. Parrish to Ann Reinert]: Rulo, Nebr., Nov. 24, 1976 Mrs. Ann Reinert, Librarian,...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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
    • The Platform Girls

    • WW2 WWII World War II North Platte Canteen Wilson trains steam locomotive homefront volunteers troops depot entertainment Union Pacific food platform girls
    • Among young North Platte women who worked as platform girls after school and on weekends were (from left) Bonnie Paul, Dorothy Loncar and Margaret McEvoy. Source #: ca02015

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